Over much of the last month, I have been having severe problems with the Verify stage of making backups. I have even bought new hardware for burning. It used to happen just with DVD-R discs, but it has spread to DVD+R now, too. It happens with all my burning software, all of which predates the problem by over a year on my setup: DVDdecrypter, ImgBurn, and Sonic Digitral Media. I use DVDshrink on discs likely to require its services, but the problems occur whether I do or not. I have also bought all-new blank media, with no effect on results. Doing a system restore to a point before the problem arose has not helped. It happens with both PAL and NTSC originals. What has happened is that in recent months, the burning speed generated at max has fallen off dramatically, from about 11.3x to at most 5.4x. Then, during the Verify stage, starting at about 70% through the Verify, the speed drops to zero. This has happened for a while, but in the last month, the speed does not come back up again, and the program ceases Verification with an error message. Usually, when I play the disc afterwards or scan it with DCspeed, no errors are present. The problem occurs much less often if I exit AnyDVD after the image is captured but before beginning to burn. Please help me lick this annoying problem once and for all!