I live in Europe and thus watch DVD's in a language other than English. However, i still like to watch DVD's in English as well. Each time that I insert a PAL version of a DVD my DVD-rom, it askes me for the language zone (territorial zone) then when I place a NTSC DVD in, the same pop-up happens. The last time I selected NTSC and when I went to watch a PAL DVD, the system gave me an error stating that the proper territorial zone code is not applicable to the inserted DVD. I went to the properties and settings and found that the DVD drivers settings stated, that it only allows a certain amount of swapping or changing of the language zone settings, thus decreasing a counter somewhere in the system and when it reaches zero no more changes can take place even if you re-install Windows XP or the driver.
My question is: 1) how would you change the value back to the begining so that different languages could be played or 2) how can you make adjustments to the system where both languages could be played whenever the appropriate DVD was inserted....thus eliminating the requirement to switch back and forth and thus decrease a counter somewhere in the system.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.