running the "laserlock" rips off the hdd worked fine... thats off the virtual drive I mean...
Laserlock settings are correct for Ring Protech if you must use alcohol so it should work from the virtual drive.
anyways, can it actually damage the reader if the rip takes too long??
Yes, reading ~3,200 consecutive bad sectors individually can burn your drive out. Not necessarily will, but can. You can reduce the risk by slowing the read speed to say 4x. Sure the unprotected area will be read a bit slower but it won't make any difference to the time it takes to work through the ring and it will reduce the risk of overheating when working it's way through the ring.