I take the opportunity of this post to present my personal problem, hoping that somebody has faced a similar situation and could help with suggestions. I am using :
. Plextor CD-Writer PX-W2410A, FW 1.04
. Hitachi DVD-ROM GD-2500, probably latest FW (bought end 1999)
. CloneCD 188.8.131.52
. Windows XP Pro
A few months ago, I made a backup of Stronghold (SD 2.40.10), probably with an earlier version of CloneCD, using AWS, that played perfectly in both Plexie and Hitachi under XP. Recently, I reinstalled the game, and strange enough, the game does not play anylonger in the Hitachi DVD-ROM (Hide CDRdrive disabled, does not even pass the SD check, MS popup message inviting you to send the report to MS), and is extremely slow to start in the Plexie. Anybody has a clue on what is happening ?
In the past 6 months, many changes of course happened in my configuration :
. I reformated the HD and reinstalled XP (I am not sure I reinstalled exactly the same patches, SPs, ...).
. I tried Blindwrite and Alcohol, and had to reinstall ASPI layer (both 4.60 and 4.71.2). I anyhow made the new test with both uninstalled.
. I anyhow did not reflash the Hitachi GD-2500
. The original works flawlessly in both drives.
Has anybody a clue or a hint ? Thanks in advance for your help, Bill