I have tried everything. Including my own BWA.
One thing I did notice thiugh, if I make a BWA with my CD-ROM (The one that wont read it) the BWA looks like complete shit, and you would think there is no way of it working, it acually loads the game within 30 secs. abut the install crashes at about 5%. But thats better than with a very good looking BWA. Then it takes up to 3-4 min to load and the install process wont even start.
Obviously there is more to the spikes on a BWA than nice and pretty curve.