Hello Folks, I'm brand new to these forums, and brand new to DVD burning. I'm running a Hewlett Packard with sufficient ram (256) and plenty of space (73%). I've just bought an external DVD burner and everything goes okay until I get to 'Shrink'. My decrypter works excellently, and 'Shrink' works okay until I get to 'backup'. When I initiate 'backup', the time meter can idicate anywhere between 11 and 40 hours!? Can anyone suggest to me what might be going on?