I picked it up and made a complete rip just using the ripper in AnyDVD. So if you are experiencing problems there can be several things to do and all are at your own discretion. 1. Use Nero DiscSpeed to scan for bad sectors. 2. If one says the disc is good & you are running Vista any edition you may want to install Vista SP1 RC refresh 2. If it showed even one bad sector exchange it. Try it on an XP machine if you don't want to install Vista's SP1 RC2. Summary for drive G: (AnyDVD 22.214.171.124) TSSTCORP CDDVDW SH-S203N SB01 0822 Drive (Hardware) Region: 1 Media is a DVD. Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite) Size of first Layer: 2061664 sectors (4026 MBytes) Total size: 4106638 sectors (8020 MBytes) Video DVD (or CD) label: MARTIAN_CHILD Media is CSS protected! Video Standard: NTSC Media is locked to region(s): 1! RCE protection not found. Structural copy protection not found. Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD! Bad sector protection not found. Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!