I bought a region 1 DVD a while back and decided to watch it on my laptop. I changed the region settings from region 2 to region 1 and changed them back again when I got bored of the film. Recently I decided to watch it again and changed my settings as before. Now I’m stuck on Region 1 and it won’t let me change back…
but it still says I haven’t used up all my changes. All my software gives me the option to change the region back for the last time, but refuses to let me do it. I put in a region 2 disc and PowerDVD 5 gives me a window to change the region back, but then gives me “Error 8090000F: The disc’s region code does not match with the DVD player’s region destination.”.
WinDVD gives me the option to change it back in the “setup” menu, but when I ask it to change the region and hit “OK” it looks as though it’s done it but there’s no change. I go back to the menu and it still says I’m on region 1, and I still have one more opportunity to change back.
Windows Media Player tells me it’s the last time I can change, but when I do it says it was unable to change the region setting, tells me to insert a region 2 media and says to make sure I’m logged on as admin. I’m the only user of my laptop, so I log on as admin anyway. The DVD I put in is definitely a PAL Region 2 encoded disc.
Can anyone offer any advice? Is there any reset patch I can get anywhere? I’ve tried the occasional bit of freeware, but I either have to get a trial version which will only let me play 15 minutes at a time, or I get something that isn’t compatible with my drive (being an RCS-2 or whatever the post-2000 drives are known as). I don’t use or want to use any Peer-to-peer or file sharing programs, so downloading an altered version of any of the software is out of the question.
I’m not worried about changing my region setting again. All I want to do is switch it back to region 2 forever.
What can I do?