Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

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Hi, I have a TOSHIBA PORTEGE M800 laptop (brand new). As I live in Europe, Croatia, I use the region 2 DVDs, but also quite many region one and some, to my misfortune, region 3. Now to cut the long story short, my DVD drive is blocked to region 3 with no further change options left. I feel cheated cos I bought the computer, dvds are original, so why all these problems. I can't use my toshiba to watch dvds no more cos I have only region 3 set almost by accident. Could you please help me do something about it. Thank you so much for your attention to this and I wish you a merry XMAS. Goran Barbaric

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  • g_barbari Dec 30, 2008

    I'll try re-installing the dvd player, but i donno if it'll work. i have windows vista business and to the extent i found out about those things concerning dvd regions they build in a sort of double trigger, one in the players firmware (that becomes frozen after 5 changes) and the other one is in the vista itself. third one may be coming thru the power dvd or other sort of player software. at least two of them interact. i even called 2 toshiba and other repair sites, they say it can't be fixed other then buying another dvd drive. talking about ripoff and costumer rights.....where have all the good people gone, wish i knew. thanks for yor help, i appreciate it. :-)

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Hi there, 
I don’t know if update to SP3 would solve your problem, and as we here on FixYa don’t get into Crack and likes, I just want to mention that I found this on this page:
Please Note: Some DVD players have an internal switch setting that allows you to choose the country code. Others have this option hard coded. You may find a lot of advice in newsgroups as to how to by pass this feature. Just be aware that this will always nullify your warrantee. I don't track hacks or modifications. You may want to try a site that specializes in these things such as DVD Region Hacks. Again, please be warned, you can ruin your player if you apply any unauthorized modification to your DVD player.

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    Teis Thomsen Dec 30, 2008

    you posted your problem under 


    > windows > vindowsXP with SP2,


    that is the reason that I mentioned SP3
    - hope you get your problem sorted out


    /Teis

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Well, un-install the dvd application software and install it again it will ask you the region and specify the correct on. you can also set the region on the setting tab.
the power dvd is the best application software for playing dvds, try it.

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