We have two PCs in our house that we use to back up our games on. One has an LG-GCE 8160B under WinXP Home that works for pretty much everything and the other a Creative CD-RW1210E under Win 98.
My problem is that everytime I try to back up on the Creative CD-RW1210E I get disks which are unreadable after they have been written. I'm not running a simulation and I've tried reading the CDs in DOS without any luck. The CDs aren't blank, they have definitely been recorded on but are just coasters when finished. I've tried using Alcohol as well as Blindwrite but with the same results. There isn't anything wrong with the drive as I can write data with NTI cd maker no probs. Below is a recent event log from a write with Blindwrite of Unreal Tournament 2003. I know that the latest patch for UT2003 removes the CD check so I don't need to back up my copy this way but I can't stand a problem that I can't fix.
Anyway here's that log...
----- Image verification started -----
HD image is OK
Sector: Bad headers 0 - Bad Edc 1 - Weak 0 - Status 0
File systems: Volumes 2 - files 1272 - folders 70
Volume size 651186 boot 0 Vol ID UT2003_CD1 - 19/09/02 20:36:00 Status 1
----- Image verification ended -----
Microsoft Windows 98 SE
Patin-couffin version 11 in use
Blindwrite Version 188.8.131.52
----- CD DEVICE INFO START OF REPORT -----
Cd Unit report started at 17/05/03 23:34:22
VendorID : "CREATIVE"
UnitId : "CD-RW RW1210E"
FwID : "2000/12/18 18:41"
FwDate : "LCS6"
Drivers : 00000000/00000000/000000000000001D
Speeds : 32/12/10/0
Bsize : 2048
Flags : 00000
end of CD Unit report
----- CD DEVICE INFO END OF REPORT -----
Unit 0:0:0 - CREATIVE CD-RW RW1210E LCS6
VolumeId : "UT2003_CD1"
Hash : FC57FC9AC4DFA3120C94155ECFF7D52FFAC96EAA
HD image "UT2003_CD1.BWT"
Writing mode : DAO PW
No subcodes in file. they'll be generated
Execute OPC failed : Code 05 20 00 [Illegal request, Invalid command opcode]
Physical CD descriptor (BWA) file found.
729 dual sectors will be added to recreate lower sector densities
Sectors read : 326322
Sectors built: 150
CD is complete
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.