Ok, I've ripped DVDs before in the past, but I've never been able to do it with ASPI. I have problems all the time and I assume that's why. Anyway, apparently my Compaq has NO ASPI drivers, according to Adaptec's aspichk.exe program. So I installed ASPI 4.7 and ran install.bat xp32 from the command prompt. The installation performed fine. I also ran aspichk again and it showed that the neccessary files WERE installed. But, now when I got back to SmartRipper, or DVDx, neither program will recognize that I have ASPI drivers. Even worse than that, now the program I use to rip audio CDs, CDex, says I have to wrong ASPI files and won't run. I just downloaded the newest ones! I don't care so much about the CDex problem, but I'd love to know why SmartRipper and DVDx don't recognize my ASPI files. I did run the REG_XP.exe file that comes with the ASPI 4.7 package from Adaptec's website, and nothing happened. I ran it from the Command prompt just plain double-clicking and from the Run line. What does that mean?