I have made a couple of backups of GTA3 using my LiteOn 40x12x48 to read and write along with CloneCD 4 using pretty much every single profile I found and the backups always end up needing me to activate the HIDE CDR MEDIA on the CloneCD Systray before playing. Without the HIDE CDR MEDIA, I usually get the Rockstar Logo and then it spins and I get a msg saying that 'Cannot locate the CD-ROM: Please eject and re-insert the CD-ROM, select OK and restart application.'
This is driving me nuts!!!!
I flashed my LiteOn with the latest firmware and it is also on the list of the ones that can handle FES so that I do not need to turn on AWS during write.
Here is what I tried so far:
1) I tried the SafeDisc 2 (No AWS) profile
2) I tried also the Game CD profile
3) I tried editing my own setting by unchecking pretty much everything and I only left FES turned on during read. During write I just checked Always Close Last Session and NO AWS.
They all can back the image but I just can't get over the issue of why do I have to still enable the HIDE CDR MEDIA prior to playing!!!
I have tried the backups on a Ricoh DVD/RW Combo drive, on a Pioneer DVD-Rom drive, and a Phillips CDRW 8x4x and they all complaint about the same thing.
Can anyone help me? Is there something wrong with my writer that it can't backup a near-perfect copy of GTA3 using CloneCD4???
The configuration on my PC is:
P3 733 Mhz
512 MB PC133 Ram
Ricoh DVD/RW Combo MP9060
Used the CCD4RegKill to activate the AWS and HIDE CDR
100 GB HD NTFS Partition
Running Win XP Pro
Had anyone succefully backed up GTA3 that will play on any CD-ROM or CD-RW without the need to turn on the HIDE CDR MEDIA???
Thank you all for reading this but this is just so frustrating...