I have spent several hours hunting for a solution to my problem on this site, as well as on other forums, and have finally resorted to posting a new question.
Using Roxio I ripped an image of an audio CD to my hard drive, resulting in a .gi format file. Actually, I performed this operation twice--once for each of two CDs in a 2-disc album.
Next I burned onto a blank CD-R the first image, and my CD player reads and plays it great.
When (sometime later) I tried to burn the image of the second disc onto a second blank CD-R, the burn was successful but no CD player can read/play the disc, and in Windows Explorer the disc's content are listed as a single .gi file -- i.e. same as the image.
I have tried mounting the image to a virtual disk using Virtual CloneDrive, to no avail. (Still won't play.)
I have also tried 'adding' the image file in the new project window in Nero, to be burned onto an audio CD, but Nero complains that .gi (or .iso files, for that matter) are not of audio type.
By the way, the reason I write .iso in brackets above is because the Roxio imager can save the image as either .gi or .iso. I have tried using both.
So, to put it simply, what can I do to take the .gi image I have and burn a CD I can listen to? It's a mystery to me why CD 1 worked but CD 2 didn't.