Pioneer 106 DVD drive plays some DVDs, but not others! (not a problem of regions)

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ultimax

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Hi,

Up till recently, I've only played ONE "all region enabled" DVD on my Pioneer 106 DVD drive. Up till then, no other DVD was played in the drive, nor did I upgrade the firm-ware/flashed it to make it region free etc. The drive's the way it came. The s/w I used to use to view that DVD was WinDVD 2.x(?)

Last week, I got another DVD, a Region 1, and I upgraded to WinDVD 4.0. The Region 1 DVD plays without problem, but the all region enabled one doesn't anymore! WinDVD crashes when I load it (causes an error with some .dll file) and PowerDVD says the disc is dirty or unreadable. I dont think that's the case as I've not loaned the disc out to anyone, it's always stored in its case and a physical inspection of the disc shows no serious scratches etc. Viewing the contents of the DVD in Windows Explorer isn't a problem either - i can see the directories and files.

The drive is installed as a master on the secondary IDE port, a configuration which worked till recently. WinME's my OS.

Anyone know what's up? Did playing the Region 1 DVD lock my drive or something?

thanks!
 
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