I have been looking at some scans archived few years ago to CD and some of them give this message and won`t open" could not complete your request because of a program error". What does this mean? Can anything be done to get the file open?
I've had this problem too. It could mean that the CD has corrupted sectors. This can happen, I believe due to chemical deterioration from storage. If you have changed computer systems or operating systems since then, you may also want to check whether the format of the CD is still consistent with the requirements of your operating system. Those are about the only two things I can think of causing this.