"Drive E: is not ready!" when trying to copy DVD protected with "ProtectDISC"

Discussion in 'AnyDVD' started by Eliezer, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    I'm new to AnyDVD. I've been trying very hard to copy a DVD that's protected with ProtectDISC (by www.protect-software.com) to my hard drive. This is not a video DVD; it's a computer program executable saved on the DVD. I simply want to copy it to my hard drive and put the original DVD away.

    When I right-click on the AnyDVD system tray icon, select make an image, then click the "Copy DVD" button, I get this error message from AnyDVD Ripper:
    Drive E: is not ready!

    Please see attached screenshot and kindly advise.

    Thank you!

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  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Depending on what version of ProtectDisc it is, you might be able to get a back-up with CloneCD. If that doesn't work, Game Jackal might work.
  3. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    MMDavis, thank you for you lightening-fast reply! Did you mean CloneCD or CloneDVD? This is a DVD...
  4. matrix

    matrix Well-Known Member

    CloneCD it handles DVD's too
  5. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    I made an ISO using CloneCD but the ProtectDISC protection still complained it was not the original DVD.

    I downloaded GameJackal and am quite intimidated on how to even begin using it. If both AnyDVD and CloneCD didn't work, would GameJackal really do it?... :(

    Please advise.
  6. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    thats because iso is USELESS for making a copy of a protected disk
  7. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Instead of an iso, can you back up the DVD to a DVD and will the back-up work.
  8. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    evlncrn8, so what alternative would you suggest, please?
    MMDavis, no. I need it on my hard drive...

    Help?... :bang:

    Thanks so much,
  9. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    If ISO isn't a good choice, what should I use please?
  10. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    You can also try Alcohol 120 software. If I remember correctly it has option for protect disc data type.
  11. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

  12. Eliezer

    Eliezer Member

    Nope. I'm getting the same results everywhere. The copy seems to work - but when I run the mounted (virtual) drive, it spins the physical DVD drive - and then continues running the program from the virtual drive.
    Is there any way around this?