Ive have seen this problem in many different discussions, but have never gotten a straight answer. I am making an iso of the first disc of battle for middle earth. i scanned the disc and am pretty sure the protection is safedisk. i also know that disc read errors are normal in dealing with safedisc, but am told that it is only in the first few percent of the imaging process. this process has lasted 22 hours and is only 6.7 percent completed. it is currently on error 23539. I was wondering when these were going to stop, if its normal this late in the imaging process, why this is taking so long(.1x speed), and if the image will work. i know that the disc is scratched and was also wondering if these could cause disc read errors. thanks.