First, let me say this: I am a REGISTERED owner of Half-Life 2. I purchased the the retail 5-CD package about a month after HL2 was released (late '04). I'm also a registered owner of Alc120% and use it to make backup copies of all my games. You see why below.
Lately I upgraded much of my system and when I went to re-install HL2 it stopped on the 4th disc with a message that it couldn't read the hl24.cab file. I tried and retried the install with the same results, whether a partial or full install. I took the disc out and noticed that there were only very slight scratches on it. But through experience I know how sensitive copyright protected discs are, and even a slight imperfection can cause an read errors.
So I'm looking to back the CD up using the latest version of Alc120, v184.108.40.20623. I just don't know what settings to use in Alc120 and since I use TY blank CD-Rs, I don't want to make any coasters.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please see my sig for my hardware specs. I typically use the Lite-On for CD game backups.