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Vista would not burn.


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#1 kclim

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:36 AM

Hi,
I got this message when I try to burn some files, 'Windows was unable to complete format'.
I did some uninstalling of unuse programs the other day, maybe that's how the problem starts.
I don't want to do a 'system restore' now, I want to know where and how I go wrong? How can
I do that? Another things is how can I get back to the former or original registry if there's some-
thing missing there? Thankyou.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:16 AM

hi,,,, if you have the vista disc or your recovery disc then run a system file check in command prompt,,,,,,
the command is
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
sfc /scannow
copy and paste this into command prompt,,,,,

if this does not work then run a startup repair with the disc
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

if any of these work then i would suggest you back up the registry
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...up-the-registry
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:19 AM

Did you try to format a drive ? A drive in use cannot be formatted. I do not think when you burn files to CD, you need to format the CD first.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:29 AM

hi,,,, if you have the vista disc or your recovery disc then run a system file check in command prompt,,,,,,
the command is
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
sfc /scannow
copy and paste this into command prompt,,,,,

if this does not work then run a startup repair with the disc
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

if any of these work then i would suggest you back up the registry
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...up-the-registry
good luck.

Thankyou and sorry for this late reply.
Now then I noticed that when using 3rd party software to burn disc,
when a dialog box "burn a disc" shows up, do not click "ok" but click "X".

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:38 AM

Did you try to format a drive ? A drive in use cannot be formatted. I do not think when you burn files to CD, you need to format the CD first.


Hi,,,sorry for this late reply. I had noticed that when using third party software to burn disc in vista,
when a dialog box shows up, do not click "ok", just cancer it. Thankyou.




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