Try this with EAC.....
Go to Drive Options.
Under the Extraction Method tab, check "Secure Mode..." (as you have already done) and then check both "Accurate Stream" and "Caches Audio" fields, but not the "C2 Error" field.
Under the Drive tab, click the "Autodetect Read Command" button to start a quick test (have an audio CD handy), then check the "Spin Up Drive" field.
Under the Offset/Speed tab, check "Use Read Sample" and "Allow Speed Reduction" fields; try out different speeds in the "Speed Selection" field (I usually go with one of the lower speeds).
Under the Gap Detection tab, your drive will have set the information here when you did the above test (mine is set to "Detection Method B" and "Accurate").
Go to EAC Options.
Under the Extraction tab, check "Fill Up Missing", "Synchronize Between Tracks", and "Skip Track Extraction". In the Priority and Quality fields, choose "High" for both.
Under General tab, check "Disable CD Autostart" and "Use Alternate CD".
This works for me.
Oh yes, one more thing...insert your audio CD into your reader before launching the EAC program.
Generally, you want either a 100% or 99.9% quality rip.