The Region setting chances of my above dvd writer has reached 5 times and is no longer now changing Region. Is there any way tht the dvd can be set as region free or it maay give me some more chances of re setting it.
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I have received other solutions from you on my Durabrand portable dvd player and it ws really nice nd solved my problem. Thnks a lot for the same.
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To Change the DVD SYSTEM Region open MY COMPUTER-- RIGHT CLICK TO THE DVD DRIVE ICON -- CLICK ON PROPERTIES--CLICK ON HARDWARE--HERE AGAIN SELECT THE DRIVE WHICH YOU YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE REGION AND CLICK PROPERTIES--- NOW CLICK ON DVD REGION --In this page you'll find many country name so now select yours country and click ok.
CAUTION: YOU CAN CHANGE THE REGION A LIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES. AFTER CHANGES REMAINING REACHES TO ZERO, YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE REGION EVEN IF YOU REINSTALL WINDOWS OR MOVE YOUR DVD TO DIFFERENT COMPUTER. MAXIMUM CHANGES CHANCE ARE 5 TIMES.
Are you talking about DVD regions? A DVD region can be changed only about 7 times and then the last region is permanent. Assuming you have not exhausted your chances, you can change the region to where you want.
FOllow the link to change regions in XP http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/devmgr_changing_dvd_settings.mspx?mfr=true
Below is the link for Win 7 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/region-change-on-windows-7-wmp-dvd/76726250-2350-4f3e-a8fc-469c17732808
You need to reflash the firmware in the DVD, this will reset the counter. There could also be cracked versions of the DVD firmware which will reset the counter every time you power off or even make it region free. This will invalidate your warrenty.
To find out more, search for the make of the drive followed by firmware flash region free
Legally, the only way to resolve your issue is a new drive, the region code in the drive has been locked in the firmware and cannot be changed by normal means (You can search google for DVD region Code Cracks, but it is not recommended no legal)
Antipiracy laws mandated a limit to the number of times the Region code can be changed (5) and if you are going to be playing a lot of media from different regions, then get another drive and set it to one region (and mark the region on the drive) and use this for the other
if you reinstall windows it will reset firmware...better option download and install any dvd (software "any dvd")this will allow any region to be viewed..so dont have to set region any more.
ps I wouldnt of set region code to any particular region cos of the fact you only get so many tries before it locks and sometimes its permanant if I was gonna do anything it would be to flash it with region free firmware.
you can only change ur region codes a few times then ur drive becomes locked to the last reset.then youll need to reflash ur drive with firmware.theres a program u can get(free)called any dvd which gets around region codes.
I personally would reflash firmware.this sets drive to "0" which is all regions.
simple precedure.locate firmware,download it,write it to a cd,insert cd which then reflashes auto.remove cd.
I have used this program for a long time on one of my HP laptops. It works a treat. I can play discs from any region without changing the region settings on the rom drive itself. http://www.dvdregionmaster.com/
Insert a DVD from the region you want set on your drive.
Launch the DVD player software and click Play
If the DVD is from a different region
than your current drive setting, a message will come up asking if you
wish to change the region.
In the Region Change window,
you will see several circular buttons next to the regions. The ones
that are highlighted white are the ones available on the current DVD
you have inserted in the drive. Select one of these buttons and click OK
Your region code has been changed; you can now play the DVD.