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#1 dignamar

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

Friends ,help,please.If I wanted to format in my computer DVD+rw ,then got popup message,"Windows was unable to format".What i have to do? Thank You.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:43 PM

First off is the disk you are trying to format a DVD-RW disk?

You can not format a DVD-R or DVD+R disk once it is written to and is full or closed session.

Does your drive support this type of disk?

Those are things you have to consider with this type of problem.

Lastly, you could be having issues with your laser inside the drive failing or is incapable of reading the disk.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:16 AM

It is new disk.Of course ,my computer has lot of problems and I waiting new computer.I wanted to save data.SanDisk working well.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:26 AM

it is DVD+RW

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

OK I see you stated that your computer has a lot of problems, I am not sure to what degree you are having problems or what problems exist.

I would assume you are trying to erase the contents of a DVD-rw disk, to which is supposed to be record-able and erasable over and over again.

You say the disk is new, therefore it is RAW there is nothing to erase, since the layer has not been previously burned.

I am not sure why you need to format a blank disk, most burning software does whats needed when it burns to the disk, if you need to format the disk first, then your drive does not support the media you are using, this is the case if high density disks are used and your drive can not support that technology because the drive was made before this type of disk came to be.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:29 AM

Problems with drive was already before,sometimes not reading at all.Probable better way is setup network and then transfer data to new computer.Thank you anyway for answer.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:52 AM

I am not sure why you need to format a blank disk, most burning software does whats needed when it burns to the disk, if you need to format the disk first, then your drive does not support the media you are using,


http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1264
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:09 PM

I am not sure why you need to format a blank disk, most burning software does whats needed when it burns to the disk, if you need to format the disk first, then your drive does not support the media you are using,


http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1264

Thanks DaChew you got me on that one! My bad, I forgot about that! :thumbsup:
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