I have been using AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 for quite some time with no problems. My Plextor DVD writer is making some pretty strange noises and so I purchased the ODD Samsung I/O Magic drive SH-S202N SB01. Now I cant get AnyDVD to work and I get an error window that generally says: -------------------- WARNING!!! Failed to Read DVD! This could have several different reasons. 1) Dirty try and clean 2)Damaged Replace it 3) Drive is a Region Locked RPC2 . . . scrambled, different region. Try to find RPC1 patched firmware 4) Drive is an RPC2 not assigned a Region. Try to find RPC1 patched firmware ------------------- AnyDVD 188.8.131.52 shows my drive as disabled. My drive is set to Region 1. I did the update mentioned in one thread about updating the IDE burner drivers and I have attached the Anydvd log. I went to RPC1.com but they dont have a patch for this drive - and in using the Samsung live update, I have the latest firmware update from them already. I tried using DVD Region+CSS Free and then AnyDVD sees the disc but CloneDVD2 doesnt. I reattached my Plextor and AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 are working beautifully - I just cant depend on this drive much longer. (I probably should have gotten another Plextor) I apologize if I havent given you all the info you need - I have looked thru a lot of threads and tried to do what they said. The only thing I havent done is uninstall and reinstall Anydvd and Clonedvd2. Thank you for your help.