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You Cannot Copy Files from DVD Movie Disks

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q313327
SYMPTOMS
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?
CAUSE
This issue may occur if you try to copy files from copy protected DVD disks.
WORKAROUND
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.
MORE INFORMATION
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:
rip divx xvid
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Article ID: 313327 - Last Review: 05/29/2007 23:12:32 - Revision: 2.5

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • kbprb kberrmsg KB313327
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