Ok, I'm honestly stumped on a DVD issue i'm having. Right now i'm not even attempting any sort of hacking, cracking, or backing up, I just wanna be able to watch a friggin DVD on my PC. I'm using WinXP Pro SP1. I have Windows Mediaplayer 10 installed, along with DirectX 9.0c, Aspi Drivers, PowerDVD Deluxe, my current video, audio, motherboard drivers etc. XP is showing my DVD-Rom drive as being a DVD drive. I place just about any DVD I have in the drive and it fires right up, no problem. However, there is a new DVD animae set I got recently, The Record of Lodoss War. It's an awesome series, and one of my favorites. I have no problems playing it in my home DVD player whatsoever(Region 1 player and DVD to the best of my knowledge). Yet, whenever I try to put the disk into my DVD-ROM drive, it sits there, attempts to read the disk for a few seconds(at least I guess that is what it is doing, the DVD-Rom drive light comes on), then NOTHING. It just sits there, won't load or anything. It doesn't even show a disk being in the drive. I try to double click the DVD drive and it says Please insert disk into drive: and that's all it will do. It won't load or even detect in Windows Media Player ot Power DVD. I even tried Media Player classic, and it still won't. I even went so far as to download the Ace Mega Codec pack in case that was some issue, and still NOTHING. Is there perhaps some new type of encryption or protection being used that my slightly older DVD-ROM drive isn't able to detect or read? Is it some issue with my WinXP? I'm about to pull my hair out looking for a solution. Even with AnyDVD loaded from Slysoft, still nothing. It just sits there in the drive mocking me and refusing to even detect. Is there any solution or recommendation anyone can offer? Like I said, the DVD loads and plays fine on my home DVD player without problem and its a few years old. I welcome any feedback, tips, or hints anyone can offer. This is the first and only time i've ever run into an issue where Windows won't even claim to notice there is a DVD in the drive in the first place. So please, if anyone can. .....HELP!!