First – This was posted in another room but had no hits after 3 days…I guess I picked the wrong room (software). I have been using DVD Shrink 3.1.7 for a few weeks without a problem. Now, when I am doing a backup DVD Shrink freezes my PC and I must reboot. It never freezes at the same point (ie. using the same movie it freezes at 10%; 18%; 6%; 46%). I am using Nero to burn the DVD but it fails during backup. This happens with all DVD’s. I am using a HP Athalon 1.1ghz, 80gb Hard drive, 384 mb RAM. I have at least 50gb on the hard drive and lately try to run DVD Shrink with at least 175mb of RAM free. My system is XP Home and my DVD Drive is a Lite-On LDW-811S. I have removed DVD Shrink and re-installed but still have same problem. If I switch to DVD-X-Copy Platinum it copies and burns without a problem...but I would rather use DVD Shrink. I know that this topic has come up before. I have read all the theories. Just to let you all know that I have seen and have tried. I disable my screensaver while running DVD Shrink. I tried running on low priority, I tried running it while my Anti-Virus was disabled, I tried running it by un-attaching Nero from Shrink, I tried running it with the PC case open and a household fan cooling down the drive (easier than installing a new fan and much quicker to test-also keeps the drive cooler than a PC exhaust fan), I tried each of the above separately and in different combinations. Still no success. I tried running it with Task Manager open and it seems to constantly have around 96-100% CPU usage at all times while running Shrink. When the system froze it showed over 100meg of Ram (Physical Memory) available. So it does not look like a memory problem. Of course when it freezes I cannot bring up Task Manager or anything else. It would fail anywhere between 8% and 86% encoded. No rhyme or reason as to when it will freeze. Also when I first started to use Shrink it would encode in about a half hour. Now it shows in the estimated time to encode of around 1 hour. Any suggestions?????