I have 2 computers, and recently changed the PowerDVD and WinDVD players on each to Region 1 to play a DVD. This did not work and the programs stayed region 2. HOWEVER, since then the DVD drive on each machine, and the CD-RW drive will not read ANY CD or DVD, whther film or data. I don't think this is a coincidence that I am wrongfully attributing to the attempted region chamge. I am stumped as to what to do. Any suggestions gratefully receieved. thank you!
This was the 1st time I have changed the region, and so I don't think that is the problem. The 3 drives cannot identify any CD or DVD now, even my data CDs (although I am able to "populate" the drive in Device manager). Windows Explorer prompts me to insert a disk into the drive when I try to access the CD, when there is one already inserted. Any ideas? thanks
I cannot access my Data CDs on any of 3 DVD / CD drives on 2 computers, following 2 changes to the computer : I am unsure which did the damage, but suspect the latter: 1. I tried to chamge the region setting for PowerDVD on one PC and WinDVD on another PC. This didn't work and the setting remained Region 2 : the drives still play region 2 movies despite developing the fault of not recognising the presence of a data CD. 2. I first used a USB 2.0 pen drive on each machine around this time, which has its own small software program for access. The ports are actually USB1, but it runs fine. I don't understand why the drives have suddenly stopped recognising the presence of a normal data CD. I do need to access my CDs and write to disk, in the very near future. I have tried uninstalling drivers and reloading, without any obvious change. Any suggestions gratefully received.