I have been wasting a lot of blank dvd's trying to resolve this problem. After any dvd has removed the write protection, and clone dvd copies the movie to my hard drive, I receive a "bad media" error when attempting to burn the files onto a blank dvd. I have tried multiple blank dvd brands, and a friend of mine with a dell ( I have a vaio) is having the same issues w/ this software. I have updated all the software for the slysoft media, and it still provides an error message. My laptop is three years old, and the DVD-r drive is a 2001 version which sony sent me during a repair. Wondering if it is that the dvd-r drive is too old, slow, or some other factor? If anyone has encountered this problem and resolved it i would love some help.