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My DVP520 DVD states root and does not come on via the tv what does ROOT mean

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  • Terri321 Jan 13, 2009

    Im having the same problem. The dvd im trying to watch has 2 episodes on it, on the start menu ive pressed play all but at the end of the 1st episode it comes up with the word "ROOT" and will not play the 2nd episode. Ive tried it on my daughters DVD player and it works fine.

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SOURCE: Philips DVP3020 DVD Player - root?

ROOT is the startup menu, wher you select the various options on the DVD disc.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

SOURCE: ROOT

Root Folder/ Directory refers to the main Folder which contains all the important informations and commands your player has. It is similar to your Root Directory in your PC -- Drive C:/ where all the system files are located.

Root Directory includes sub folders such as your player's Master Boot Record (MBR - very crucial, this is the boot operating system), music file directory, audio record directory, data files directory such as organizer and phone directory (if your player has one).

Root Directory is very important for your player's performance as it contains all the valuable informations and commands so your player would run under normal condition. Once everything was erased in that root folder, you'll render your player useless. So be extra careful when you upgrade your player's firmware as this erases all files including those the OPERATING SYSTEM in the root folder.

It is safe however to format within your player as this erases only your data files and music. Just to be sure, avoid formating your player in your PC's MY COMPUTER/ WINDOWS EXPLORER unless it is specified in the users manual.

Luckily, MBR are usually erased when you entered your player's SERVICE MODE and you choose to erase the Firmware using some special keys. So, as long as you're using your player as mentioned in your users manual, you're okay with it. If you doesn't know all about mp3 player repairs or upgrades, leave the SERVICE MODE or PLAYER RECOVERY to the technicians.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2008

SOURCE: remote doesn't work/message of "root"

new item when set up is auto or manual for channel the unit will not lock on to the channel that i have set it too. the system runs ok show' es all the channels but then when finished no signal to tv remote fails to operate

Posted on May 06, 2008

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Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: getting root error on dvd anng wrong region error on tv

it is due to installtion of dvd player

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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SOURCE: My DVD says "root" on the screen. What do I do to get it to play?

After inserting a DVD it start loading and immediately flash Stop & then root. Only one DVD is showing this problem & all other DVD & CDs working OK. Pls guide

Posted on Jul 07, 2011

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