Cannot change DVD regions even though I have 2 changes left

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
When I try to change the DVD regions on my laptop the following error message appears:

Unable to update region settings.  Please make sure the drive contains a region 4 media and you have administrative privilege.
I have 2 changes remaining

Any suggestions, much appreciated.
Question by:missmuppet
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    I would look to see if there is anything corrupted in your User profile, perhaps create a new one.

    ALso, check the Vendor to see if there is an unlock code or work around.

    I hope this helps !
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    by:Davis McCarn
    If it is XP, boot in Safe Mode (F8 key before Windows boot appears), login as Administrator, and change the region.
    If it is Vista, write back.
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