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RCE on Premonition


Thread Starter
Jun 26, 2007
I'm trying to back up my copy of Premonition before flying out on vacation. AnyDVD reports no RCE protection:

Summary for drive S: (AnyDVD
HP DVD WRITER 1040D EH23 2007/02/02
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2027168 sectors (3959 MBytes)
Total size: 3938816 sectors (7693 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: Premonition
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!

RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

However, when I try to back it up using Shrink, I get RCE protection found, and the backup ultimately fails.

Any thoughts?
frakker said:
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)
@ frakker,

You do not have a Region Code selected/set for your DVD Burner. For the AnyDVD Software Program to function and operate correctly requires that the DVD Device have a Region Code properly selected/set. Below are the steps to select/set the Region Code for your DVD device ->

Right click the fox on your toolbar. Exit Anydvd
ii. Click start. Right click on "My computer"--->select "properties".
iii.Click on the 'Hardware' tab--->click the 'device manager' button.
iv. Open the dvd/cdrom branch---> right click on your optical drive
v. Click "properties".
vi. You should have a region tab. From there you can select a region.
vii. Select the region that matches the region on the disc
viii. Start Anydvd
ix. click the fox icon on your toolbar. Go to Video dvd--->settings
x. Change the default to match the region on the disc
xi. Click Ok

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I can't believe I missed that...

I guess it's just a case where I've stared at this damn screen for too long today that I'm just not seeing what I should.


Oddly, I still got that RCE protection found error in Shrink...but I set it to region 1 and it appears to be copying okay thus far.

I'll post back as to whether it actually finishes or not.
Sorry, didn't apply.
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Backup Successful

It appears that the backup completed and burned successfully. I'll know for sure when I double-check it later this evening.

Thanks for all the help.