PS2 HDLoader Backup



I’ve been trying to make a backup of HDLoader but have so far been unsuccessful. I’ve tried using alcohol 120 and nero with no luck. I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on how I could pull this off. Also, would I need to have a mod chip in order for the backup to work? If so, I guess it kinda defeats the purpose of a backup. Anyways, any input would be appreciated.

P.S. - I’m not sure if it matters, but I’m using a LiteOn LDW-400D DVD+/-R burner.