There have been a few forums on this topic but i could not find any answers as to my particular question as it is a slightly different issue. I backed up the Sims 2 using CloneCD 220.127.116.11 When you go to play the actual game the message reads "please insert correct CD" Enabling the "Hide the CD-R Media" feature does seem to solve this problem. However, now when i try to play the game using the backed up CD it now says "CD/DVD emulation has been detected. Please disable all CD/DVD emulation software and re-start the game." I am pretty sure this problem is solveable and i would greatly appreciate if anyone could help. Thanks.