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Can copy protection kill DVD burner?

We tried to burn a DVD that turned out to have copy protection on it. Since then, the burner has stopped working and causes the computer to freeze up and will not even copy DVDs that we have previously copied. This burner and computer are only a few months old and everything worked perfectly prior to this event. Any suggestions about why this happened and how to fix it? Thanks.

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Hi, copying copy protected stuff wont do any damage to your drive, best program to use is dvd shrink, but u need nero installed for it to work, u can download dvd shrink free if you search on i would suggest just returning the drive to the shop you purchased it from as its still under warrenty.. All the best John

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