The Da Vinci Code

Hi everyone. Just downloaded & am trying both AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 to back up DaVinci Code. I normally use DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink, but have recently had issues with both Disney DVDs and the Sony ARRCOS DVDs (sp?). A friend downloaded & tried AnyDVD & CloneDVD2 for Talladega Nights and was successful (where DVD Decrypter wasn’t), so when I had a similar problem with DaVinci, I thought I’d give AnyDVD (ver & CloneDVD2 a try.

Downloaded them and rebooted, then AnyDVD gave me the following message:

Failed to read DVD!
This could have several reasons:
[B]1.[/B] DVD Media is dirty, you can try to clean it. (which I did)
[B]2.[/B] DVD Media is damaged, you have to replace it. (which it doesn’t appear to be)
[B]3. [/B] Your drive is a region locked RPC2 drive, which does not allow reading of scrambled sectors from a different region and you try to read a DVD from a different region. Known drives having this problem are RICOH/PHILIPS DVD Writers and Mashita/Panasonic DVD readers and writers. You can try to find a RPC1 patched firmware at (shouldn’t be this, I have a Region 1 DVD and an HP Pavillion a240n, and have an HP DVD Writer 300c)
[B]4. [/B] Your drive is an RPC2 drive that has not yet been assigned to a region. Try to assign one, or try to find a RPC1 patched firmware at (could be, I’m not sure)

Wondering if I’m doing anything wrong; sure would welcome any help anyone is willing to provide. Thanks in advance.

So that problem that CDan mentioned, where AnyDVD had been removing a file by mistake that prevented it from being used with DVD Shrink - that has now been fixed in