Originally posted by AZImmortal
the first disc isn't copy protected at all, which is why it was copied "successfully." the second disc has safedisc 2.8 protection on it, which i doubt nero can copy since even clonecd isn't dependable in trying to copy it.
This is right, but what bothers me is that his drive should still be able to read/recognise the CD, even if it doesnt pass verification successfully.
There has also been reports that XP have problems with Safedisk protected CDs and there was an official microsoft patch for this problem (liitle search will get you the link).
Appart form that, i also occasionally have problems with XP recognising some CDs, regardless of the fact whether they are protected or not, but usually i do get to read them after a reboot or by uninstalling/reinstalling the drive from system devices.
The fact that you werent able to read the CDs in DOS mode, indicates though that the problem is not OS related. Do you have any other drive besides the cdrw on your XP system? Can you read the CD with it? If you dont, can you put one in there to check? (ie the one from your Win98 system)
Installing the latest chipset/bus drivers might help also. A firmware update might also do the trick.