Re: Failed to read DVD! (tried all faqs...)

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by wdrozd, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. wdrozd

    wdrozd New Member

    i am getting the message:
    Failed to read DVD!

    1. - DVD media is dirty, you can try to clean it.
    2. - DVD media is damaged, you have to replace it.

    3. - Your drive is a region locked RPC2 drive, which does not allow reading scrambled sectors from a different region....
    4. - Your drive is an RPC2 drie that has not been assigned a region....

    I tried all of the reinstall, install, reboot, etc. listed in the obvious Faqs and everything else I can find on this forum already.

    I know the DVD drive is fine because it almost instantly every dvd I have put in. I also know that the DVDs are fine because they are detected by my computer, can be played etc. (tried with 10 different dvds all perfect playback/detection none work with Any DVD)

    I have no anti-virus software running or installed whatsoever, I also have no firewall enabled.

    I know for a fact my drive is properly region encoded and anydvd is also properly set (all to region 1)

    I updated the firmware and there was no difference.

    AnyDVD worked perfectly for about a year then suddenly broke.

    Please Help

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Provide the name of the film, region, and what version of Anydvd you're using.

    Try cleaning your disc. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". Let us know if Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors.
  3. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    Turn off AnyDVD ("Exit" program) then go back to My Computer and check to see if the drive's region is actually "hardware" set.

    In other words, if AnyDVD is running when you check your drive's region, then you will get a false reading ... this is how AnyDVD works.

  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's a good point.

    i. 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
  5. wdrozd

    wdrozd New Member

    Re: Failed to read DVD....

    It appears all my region encoding is correct, all set to region 1. However, when I run the Nero CD-DVD speed utility I get an error message:

    Any clue what that means?
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Sense code 04 (Hardware Error)


    1. I would check the cable on the back on your drive (ensure it's seated properly).
    What brand and model drive are you using? Is it an ide optical drive? Try another cable.

    2. Do steps 3 and 4 from here:

    3. It's possible your drive is dying or this disc you're using is bad (even if it plays fine).

    Although you received that error message in cd-dvd speed, since what you received is basically an atapi error code, I suspect the same info applies from Clonecd:

    "CloneCD reports 'LOGICAL UNIT NOT READY' resp. 'Timeout on logical unit'.

    Either the cable connection to the drive is broken/disturbed or the mainboard driver cannot forward the command, or another program is disturbing the communication with the drive, or the drive simply doesn't respond to a CloneCD command."
  7. mwilg

    mwilg New Member

    Same problem but don't understand solution offered

    Apologies for hijacking this thread, but I just installed the trial version, and I have this exact, same warning. I don't understand the solution offered by Webslinger at 6th July 2007 20:58. If I go thru this and change the hardware setting, then why do I need Any DVD! What am I missing here?
    Granted I only have a limited nbr of hardware-region chgs, but if I chg that setting in the Device Manager then won't I just be using up that limited nbr (ie. how is AnyDVD helping me there)?
    I can get the disc to play just fine by using WinDVD's region-change feature, but of course have only limited times I can do that as well. I mention this only to point out that there's nothing wrong with the disk or the drive; it just appears that AnyDVD is not able to override the region protection.

    I'm using Win 2000
    Matshita(sp?) DVD-ROM (Default Region: 1 - all just as wdrozd describes it)
    WinDVD as my DVD Player
    Disc/DVD Info:
    - Film/DVD - Yes, Prime Minister (BBC)
    - Region 2
    - AnyDVD v6.1.6.5
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Very simple: You need a second / different drive for reading this disc. Matsushita (Panasonic) drives cannot be made region free.
  9. mwilg

    mwilg New Member

    Well, yes, that's certainly a simple reply. Tks