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    DVD ROM Region Reset Help
    « on: November 19, 2011, 04:34:36 PM »
    Hi Everyone,
    I am currently using a compaq presario CQ60 laptop and running Windows Vista Home Basic on it. My DVD Drive has been set to Region 1 and due to this i am not able to access my data CDs any longer. I need help on how to reset it back.
    Any help would be appreciate.

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      Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
      « Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 05:55:31 PM »
      Here is a comprehensive guide to regional codes settings including how to change them . CAUTION pay close attention to the number of times this action can be performed.
      http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0063.html
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      Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
      « Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 06:48:44 AM »
      3 times on most...
         
       
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      Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
      « Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 07:01:55 AM »
      3 times on most...

      I thought it was 4 changes (5 codes max). Then it's locked unless you flash to "region-free". Are we allowed to discuss that?


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      Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
      « Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 06:54:32 PM »
      I've never seen data CDs that are region coded, only DVDs. Is that what you meant?

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      Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
      « Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 12:08:18 AM »
      It's amazing how many people think that DVDs and CDs are the same thing.

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        Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
        « Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 10:15:21 AM »
        The situation is i can't access any CD or DVD on my machine again after the region was set.

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        Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
        « Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 10:42:15 AM »
        The situation is i can't access any CD or DVD on my machine again after the region was set.

        Well the DVD region setting only affects video DVDs (movies) so something else is wrong. Maybe a bad flash. How did you do the setting?

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          Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
          « Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 10:57:28 AM »
          The sad thing is that  a friend did that thing. And after i discovered that the first region area displays 'Region 1'.

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          Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
          « Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 10:59:20 AM »
          So you do not know what method was used?

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            Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
            « Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 11:06:47 AM »
            Yep. Do you think removing and replacing the drive may solve the problem?

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            Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
            « Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 11:09:50 AM »
            I doubt it, but you have nothing to lose. I suggest you ask your friend what he did to kill your drive.

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            Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
            « Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 08:02:36 AM »
            I killed my old CD-Burner by trying to flash it. Then I managed to kill my third hard drive (which was a backup drive I was at that time working from) when I tried to force the Flash to the CD-Burner to try to fix it.

            Needless to say I won't be forgetting that incident and now avoid all firmware flashes if at all possible.

            Basically, it sounds to me that more was done than simply changing the region.
            I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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            Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
            « Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 08:19:53 AM »
            Yep. Do you think removing and replacing the drive may solve the problem?

            If you mean replacing the drive itself with a new one, yes. The region lock is specific to the drive, not the computer.

            There are DVD drives and players available that are region free, but you should check with the laws in your country as to whether they're legal to own. Both my computer's DVD drive and my DVD player are region free, but it's legal to have them here (Thailand).

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            Re: DVD ROM Region Reset Help
            « Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 09:00:34 AM »
            The fact that dual-layer brand new DVD burners are down to about 35 Bucks shipped should make this an easy decision...
               
             
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