First my writer is a new Liteon SOHR-5238S (52x32x52s firmware 4S03) my primary reader is an OEM Compaq 40X, model SC-140 (which I believe is actually Samsung which shares the same model number). I also have on hand a Cyberdrive CW068D burner, a Toshiba 6501B CDROM, and an old HP 8100 CDRW. I’m using Windows 98SE.
Here is what I am trying to do, backup Splinter Cell and NFS Underground (both SD 2.9.040).
I haven’t done game backups for a very long time so I reloaded my old tools, CloneCD 220.127.116.11 and Daemon Tools (I forget which version). I read that CloneCD alone doesn’t work very well with Safedisc 2.9 so I used Fireburner to write the backups. Backups didn’t work. Originals no longer worked either!
When I discovered the latter I figured the games blacklisted the tools so I uninstalled CloneCD and Daemon Tools. Splinter Cell was once again working, both the original and backup.
I then reinstalled CloneCD but WITHOUT the virtual drive. Splinter Cell stopped working again, backup and original! Sorry to repeat myself, I don’t have any virtual drives installed!
Worse, NFS Underground has permanently stopped working.
I’ve made sure CloneCD and Daemon tools are completely removed from my system, all files deleted, all references are removed from the Registry. The game still refuses to work. (Please note that prior to this incident I had been playing NFSU for nearly a month).
Without being able to installl CloneCD I can’t use “Hide CDR”.
Daemon Tools doesn’t actually figure in my original problem but I noticed that the Spinter Cell image doesn’t work while the backup disc does. I assume I probably need to update Daemon tools? (I forget the version number but it is at least 1.5 years old).