I have always made copies of my Dvd’s for travel. I use the normal stuff. Either Nero Recode or Dvd Shrink and Any Dvd. Rarely have I had a problem making a image. Recently I upgraded to a new Gateway Vista System which has been great except for the Dvd thing. When I first got it, you could not even read a disk in Shrink. Instant error. I went to the Gateway chat and the lady had me do things in the registry and it worked. Then it stopped working. I tried the reg fix but it did not help this time. I noticed that any dvd had a way to slow down the drive. That worked at first but then that did not help anymore. Ive been able to use the Dvd Fab by ripping the files and then using Shrink to do them. That has worked a few times. I just came back with a movie I want to back up. Shrink and recode will not read them. Recode wont even read it for the Ipod option. I put the same movie into my old XP laptop and Shrink worked fine with NO any dvd running. Is it possible that’s it’s the drive? There is something wrong with the drive? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.