[QUOTE=Juanus;2196694]First I want to thank Storm Jumper for his personal assistance in this matter. Unfortunately we were not able to figure out what was going on so I thought that I would present it to the message board.
So here is the problem in a nutshell. I have to put the disc in first, let windows recognize it and THEN open DVDFab. That is the only way that I would then be able to get DVDFab to recognize the DVD that is in the drive. I would choose the CLONE option and Then I could run through the copy command. However, when I got to the point where I had to change discs to blank media, the drive would just spit the blank media out and tell me to insert a blank disc. And no matter how many times I did that, it would just eject the disc. So what I would do then is to copy the .iso file that it creates to a different folder, click cancel. Close DVDFab, put in the blank disc, let windows recognize it. Then I could open DVDFab and choose write disc and write that iso file to the disc. Thus completing the complete copy process.
So next experiment I did was to try Nero. I use Nero 7.
I took that same disc that I burned that is now not copy protected and opened Nero first. Chose to copy DVD and on the first screen, I put in the DVD. Soon the autoplay handler would pop up and I could choose cancel on that and when I look at the Nero screen, it sees that I have inserted a DVD and allows me to push the copy button. Nero will then run through the copy process, and then ask for the blank media. I can then put in the blank media and it will not be immediately rejected. Nero takes a second or two but soon recognizes that there is blank media inserted and will start the writing process. The copy feature works successfully.
The only thing that I can think is that there is a problem in the method that DVDFab recognizes media when it is inserted. This could be because of the DVD Writer that I have or the way that DVDFab communicates with windows. I have noticed that when I open DVDFab and THEN insert media, the autoplay handlers do not start. Its almost like DVDFab is overriding that process. Does any of this help? Let me know what more info I can give that might help in this process.
Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionService Pack 3 Build 2600
DVD Writer: Pioneer DVR-216D. Firmware 1.09 (Serial ATA Interface)
Thank You for all of your help[/QUOTE]
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