Hi, I seem to be having a problem with the read rate of my dvd drive. I have tried using different programs to rip the dvds (dvdshrink, dvd decrypter) but it suddenly went from taking 40 to 50 mins to rip and burn a copy to almost 3 hours. It is now taking 2 hours to rip a copy and then another 30 mins to burn it. I don't mind how long it is taking to burn it but I did not change anything in the settings for the programs nor in the drive itself. Dvd Decrypter said my drive was reading at like 1.5x speed. I have a Lite On 401-S, with 1 gig of DDR RAM, 2100+ althlon processor and both of my HDs run at 7200 RPM. If someone can give me an idea as to why it would slow down like that and how to fix it I would really appreciate it. I have searched the boards and found other threads like the one im posting but I have not found a "fix" that works. Thanks!