I have yet to try in a different drive, however I did think I had made some progress...
I remembered I had AnyDVD installed somewhere and when I ran it, it said..
Media is an audio CD
Found and removed additional session(s) from Audio CD!
Corrected illegal TOC of Audio CD!
Marvelous, now EAC didn't crash and saw the disc properly and all 14 tracks.
However, when I went to extract I got the following;
Exact Audio Copy couldn't detect a matching read command for this CD-ROM drive...
Yet, when I ask EAC to autodetect read command on the spot within the drive options, it immediately finds Read Command MMC1!
I usually use Winamp (Pro)'s ripping ability to extract copy protected audio that EAC struggles with but Winamp detected the disc originally as a blank cd-r, and after AnyDVD it detects fine but skips the tracks as though there is an error.
The Audio CD cannot be played by Winamp or Media Player straight from the disc.
I've tried an old version of EAC to "Detect TOC manually", which only finds track 1 with AnyDVD and EAC crashes before I can detect TOC without AnyDVD.
Is there an alternative to AnyDVD that will stabilise the disc by stripping session 3?
Installing an ASPI layer (using ForceASPI) didn't help anything so I restored the original (WindowsXP's standard which is nothing) and I got a BSOD on reboot. Reinstalled the new ASPI and still get a BSOD after less than a minute within windows, reporting; PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA.
Will 'Killing' the ASPI return stability to my WindowsXP?
I need to stop the BSOD!