You Cannot Copy Files from DVD Movie Disks

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When you try to copy Video Object (.vob) files from a DVD disk, you may receive one of the following error messages:

In Windows XP:
Copy Protection Error - The read failed because the sector is encrypted.
In Windows 2000:
The maximum number of sectors that may be stored in a single system has been exceeded.
In Windows 98:
Data Error reading Drive D: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?


This issue may occur if you try to copy files from copy protected DVD disks.


To work around this issue, transfer these files to a hard disk for your personal use. To do so, you may consider obtaining a third-party .vob file that permits you to copy (RIP) DVD-based video files.


To discourage unauthorized usage, MPEG-2 video format is frequently encrypted and stored on DVD disks as .vob files.

For help with CD or DVD drive problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft web page:
Fix problems in which your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media in Windows


Article ID: 313327 - Last Review: May 29, 2007 - Revision: 2.5
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
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