appologies for continuing off topic...
what cd reader/burner did you use?
I don't understand then how you seem to be the only person whos managed to create a working backup?
I've read that a Teac might do the job a Russian title called Hover Ace but only from the burner. Can you verify this?
I've tried to use Securom 4.x/5.x profile without success with War & Peace. I havn't tried Restaurant Empire yet, but I'll have a go at Dead To Rights tonight hopefully.