Hi, I'm running the latest, registered versions of clonedvd and anydvd.
According to the task manager, I can`t see any other programs that might be conflicting.
I have 3 dvd drives; two internal (one read-write, one read-only) and an external (read-write).
Windows recognizes the external drive, shows its contents, and will play it, but Anydvd claims the drive is empty.
Clonedvd refuses to open the disk on the external drive. On the external drive I keep getting the copyright protection window - even though Anydvd is running. On the internal rw if I try to access the drive a second time, it finally works, but on the external rw I can`t get past the copyright protection screen.
I tried turning off Anydvd for the internal dvd-r drive to see if that would help, but it didn't.
Finally, Magic DVD Ripper, which I sometimes use to split big dvd-9s onto two dvd-5s (Slysoft: Hint hint!), recognizes all the drives and allows me to load from any of them.
BTW I have the same problem on a laptop.