Hello all, I just purchased my first dvd-rw, Pioneer DVR-109 and 50 blank dvd-r's. Got all my software installed, put in first dvd to backup and it failed. Opened google and found this site, now I have succesfully backed up all my dvd's with no problems. If it weren't for people like ScubaPete and the others who greatfully help us newbies learn the process I would have an abundant amount of coasters. Many, many thanks to the pro's who help the amature's. This is my process that i'm using. --Dvd Shrink --Dvd Decrypter I also have Dvd Xcopy which I had to use once because the other two wouldn't work on one of my movies. Again, Thanks a bunch guys.