Ok after having this drive for the past couple of days I have some more questions.
First I’m not sure that I have any problem at all but here’s my story.
My back up of D2 LOD was flakey so I decided to re-do it.
After burning 2 or 3 costers I realized that I was using the wrong
profile in CloneCD, I needed to use the SecureRom"New" setting for liteiys.
I did that but still 2 more costers, I tried reading the image and buring back the image and 1:1.
I have at least 3 different types of CDRs so I decided to try a different one. I had been using TDK, don’t know what speed but I bought them a year ago at crapusa for 5$ after rebate on a spindle of 100.
So I poped in different maker (gold lable, don’t remember the manufacture) and that made a coster. Next one I tried was a Memorex (white and purple lable) and that worked. The copy was able to work in either of my 2 drives.
There were a couple of system reboots in there too. I just did them to be sure that there wasn’t something messing with the CD program. Not sure if that had anything to do with my sucess or not.
Well cleaning up I remembered I had forgot to label my working bkup of BF1942 so I started sorting through the unmarked tdk disc’s several were BF1942’s but none of them worked.
Very puzzeling to me that I could have a perfect working copy one day and not the next…
So I decided to burn another copy, I tried to do it on a TDK disc and even though I used the same settings that were sucessfull the other day I was not able to get a good copy. So while I was out of Memorex CDR’s I had some new Memorex CDRW’s and tried that.
I was able to make a working copy on that. I tested it extensively and so far the burn seems to be good.
Now I am left pondering a few things?
Am I experienceing a problem with the burner, my system, or the media.
I am starting to lean to the media but I did several reboots (although the system never locked up or indicated any kind of OS problem)
Weird thing is that one time I was able to just use the game CD setting but now both working copies that I have now had to be done using the liteon SecureRom "New’ settings (D2 LOD) and Safedisc 2.51 (aws) BF1942.
For some reason using the game CD did not work nor did burn proctected CD, or Safedisc 2 (non AWS).
What am I missing? From all of the info I have read I should be able to burn almost anything with out changing a thing e.g. using the default game CD setting.
BTW, ClonyXXX, tried that and their settings for both discs and got nothing but costers.