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GRANDCJ7
30.11.2004, 05:40
Operating System: XP Pro SP2 AMD XP2600+ OC'ed to 2800+; LeadTek Ti4200 OC'ed to 307/620
Burning Software: Nero 6.6.0.1; Blindwrite 5.0.2.113; FreeRIP 2.9; DVDShrink 3.2
Anti-virus Software: Panda Antivirus ver.7.0
DAEMON Tools Version: 3.47

Hey peeps'

I installed the software and everything is going smoothly (I Think) but it seems that when I inserted a game i.e.: Devastation, I did not see a splash screen for thhe safedisc and when I exited the game I did not see it also. I am currently using blindwrite to create an image on a selected partion, but it seems to be making no progress. I have not tried this before, does it usually take a while to create an image? I undertand that all games are different, but it has been at LEAST 20 min, and not even 1% has been completed. Ant info or tricks would be geatly appreciated.

Thanks,
CJ7

JariK-Tietomedia
30.11.2004, 16:20
On some protected CDs extracting the contents can take well over an hour, just wait until 4-10% has passed, it will speed up after that.

Check if your drive supports fast error skipping and give a try to Alcohol 120%.

GRANDCJ7
30.11.2004, 22:49
Thanks for the tip. Dunno if it matters much, but should I use my dvd burner instead of my dvd drive?

JariK-Tietomedia
01.12.2004, 15:20
That depends on what kind of drives you have, if one of them is Plextor or Lite-On use it. Philips, Sony and other "big" makers sell only crippled drives that can copy very few protected titles.

Generally newer drives should work better (but not always!).

GRANDCJ7
02.12.2004, 10:24
I aam currently using a benq dvd drive, and a Liteon SOHW-412s burner. I haven't really had enough time to to a full test on both.

JariK-Tietomedia
02.12.2004, 16:12
The Lite-On drive should be better (but might not be faster).