Well, here is what I have found.
First off, I installed a DVD/CD-ROM drive in place of one of the other CDRW drives. Its called a StarLog.
I installed Alcohol’s latest trial. Ver 1.4.7 build 1005. I noticed the Bypass EFM error function was disabled. I found on the Alcohol site that it is disabled for US and Japan. I made a copy of COD with the SafeDisk option and burned it to a CDRW disc.
I turned off CCD’s Hide-CDR option, turned off BW’s autoplay, and turned off Ignore Media Type in Alcohol.
I rebooted, rechecked the ‘turned off status’ of all the ATIP hiders and tried to boot the CCD, BW, and Alchohol copies from the DVD/CD-ROM drive.
With NO ATIP hiders active I could boot the Alcohol copy from the DVD/CD-ROM with the same spinup time as the original. The game played great.(COD is a GREAT game).
The CCD4.3.19 copy(with ignore weak sectors)would only boot with the CCD Hide CDR option active on the DVD/CD-ROM drive. It would not boot with either the Alcohol Ignore Media Type Active or with BW’s AutoPlay active. Only the CCD Hide-CDR option allowed it to boot.
The BW22.214.171.124 copy(amplify weak sectors NOT checked) was the same story. It would boot from the DVD/CD-ROM with AutoPlay active but not with either Alcohol’s Ignore Media Type or CCD’s Hide-CDR option active.
So it would seem that Alcohol is making a Better copy, OR copies made from recent CCD and BW versions require their software to be loaded before the copies will run on any device. More testing is needed.
My wife has a CD-ROM(an old LG)on her machine and no copy software at all. She’s going to work soon and I’m going to try these disks on her machine. She doesn’t like me on her machine, normally, but now my curiousity is up and I have to find out.