Do you mean games, game backup tools, burner software, whatever?
I don't have anything other than CloneCD, Daemon Tools, and Fireburner for game backup software. All my trial versions of Gamejack, Blindread/write, and others expired.
Nero 5.5.10.xx and MusicMatch Jukebox are the only other burning software I use.
OK so no blacklisting but this get stranger and stranger. I've done some more testing and I'm even more baffled today.
Yesterday, I uninstalled and reinstalled a minimum of 3 times each, the two games, CloneCD, and Daemon tools. Got the same results every time.
Today, nothing is consistant. I install the Compaq CDROM (master, Cyberdrive CDRW is always the slave). Splinter Cell backup works. I install CloneCD the Backup stops working. I uninstall CloneCD the backup once again works. This is without virtual drive so there are no drive letter reassignments.
I try the same thing with the Liteon CDRW, install it as the master. As expected the backup does not work because CloneCD and Hide CDR are not available. However, this time I install CloneCD and the backup works but only with Hide CDR disabled. Enabling Hide CDR does exactly the opposite of what I expected/hoped. The backup stops working. This was a one time freak occurence for me.
I start this step over again and uninstall CloneCD. I can't reproduce the same results. The Liteon plus backup copy don't work (again expected). Reinstall CloneCD and this time the backup copy doesn't work no matter what I do. This just gets stranger and stranger!
I'm ready to just give up except...
NFSU is completely non-functional. It never even checks the CD/CDRW drive for authentication, just "program error...". I tried reinstalling NFSU to no avail. This game was working prior to my attempts to make a backup copy.
I'm beginning to think I have two separate problems.
1) The weird issue with my Splinter Cell backup, which I'm perfectly happy to leave in it's current state. I have a backup that works on one drive.
2)Some sort of corruption with NFSU, which I need to resolve.
I'm going to try installing NFS:U on another computer to make sure I don't have a damaged original.
A confused Phsstpok.
p.s. I'm putting this aside for the moment while I attempt to backup my nephew's Motor Racer 3 (Tages). He's got that disc all scratched. This problem is probably going to give me even more trouble! LOL hysterically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!