Okay after a little bit of research I have found that the creative 8438e is infact a repackaged sanyo cdrw. What i also have found out is that creative do not release any new firmware for this drive or the 8433e, 8434e, or 8435e. These drives are all called creative 8432 cdrw on the box but infact they’re all different repackaged drives. Creative dont make thier own drives, they just repackage others and stamp thier name on it. Therefore they cannot release any new firmware fior the drives which are up to date. Infact they seem to deny the fact that the 8433e, 8434e, or 8435e even exist!! The 8432e (a repacked plextor) is the only drive they release new firmware for. So all i can say to everyone is dont buy a creative cdrw!!! Unless you know for sure it is a 8432, thats what i thought mine was. So even better advice, dont buy any crative cdrw!!!
If you want to know more have a look at http://www.geocities.com/reflash8435/problem.html
But what i still dont understand is why dao works with blindwrite and not clonecd!! I like clonecd better… but i might have to use blindwrite