[quote=reeman50;2146211]Thanking you sincerely for your replies but I have already tried both of these suggestions, and it made no visible difference to my problem.
I have not installed any other DVD copying software, although I did attempt to install DVDShrink 3.2, but the mouse cursor froze on the screen and the installation aborted.
I disabled my anti-virus and firewall programs (both from PC Tools), both when installing DVDFab and trying to copy DVDs for my own personal use from my own private collection.
These are neither rental nor ex rental discs.
I did discover that Windows Defender was the main cause for the program opening so slowly, but it still takes significantly longer than normal when Defender was uninstalled and the computer rebooted.
I also noticed that the DVD analysis bar that you normally get when a DVD is in the drive also prematurely aborts, then tries again at least a couple of times, but never really quite completes the job.
I seriously doubt that it is due to a copy protection error (Region 4 - Australia), as I have copied most of these discs before with earlier versions, as well as a couple with the same version 18.104.22.168, and it was working fine last week.
I have back tracked through any new software I have installed within the last few days since then and uninstalled these, but still no joy. I really do miss my favourite all time program, and would definitely be grateful for anyone who could work out what is happening.
My next step will be to manually copy the error dialogue I keep getting, since the print screen feature does not seem to want to work (as I described above).
I will get back to you with this information as soon as I pluck up the courage to try it again, without it totally stuffing up my computer’s OS, as it appeared to have done with the trashed screen graphics, which is precisely why I changed the DirectShow setting back to internal.
Keep up the good work people as I will not let this defeat me,
With the cursor freezing on you and also unable to install DVD Shrink it sounds like you have other issues within your system, when was the last time you did a system cleanup ?..
Run the Disk Cleanup Utility located at…All Programs–>Accessories–>System Tools…after that run the Disk Defragmenter (same location).
Also make sure you have at least 15% FREE HARD DISK SPACE(no less then10%)…another thing to do would be to shut down all programs that are running in the background, having to many programs running in the background will cause your CPU to get bogged down and the response time will get so slow your system will stop or shut down programs so the CPU can function properly.
Also I was going over all of your other threads on issues with other DVDs and did not see anything on how much ram you have, with all the factors that I stated above having a small amount of ram can be a key factor with this problem.