after a lot of googling and going through some of the solution mentioned here i am still facing the problem and hence sharing with you all
Few hours before i have formatted my Dell Inspiron 1545 suspecting virus activities despite having an anti-virus.
I was able to install a fresh copy of Windows Xp SP2. But after installation when i tried to install drivers using my DVD i was unable to do so as it never read it. Luckily i had a copy of driver in my usb to get my OS up and get it connected to internet.
Though my DVD drive shows in My Computer, but it fails to read any DVD/CD.
I have tsst corp dvd+-rw ts-l633b in my inspiron. So what i did was updated the firmware but still the problem persists.
I checked my region settings and found that its showing region 1. Me being from India it should be region 5. isn't it? when tried changing it, it gave following error. (see attachment)
i had administrative privilege but still gave error.
how to come over it?
what is the region setting by default?
5 chance remaining or 4 chance remaining?
as i remember i never touched the region settings so was wondering how it changed to region 1 or chances remaining 5 for the matter.
Please help me out here. i have lot of software to install from DVDs and don't have usb DVD drive
Even after changing the boot priority directing to my DVD drive it is not detecting hence i am not after to load windows 7 nor even able to give another try with windows xp installation:sad: