I bought a New EMachines W3611 desktop PC in March of 2007. I have windows Vista Home Basic. I was wanting to do some Back-up onto Disk, so I purchased some Sony CD-RW Disks. I insert the disk and it prompts me to choose what I want to do. I chose to back up files to disk.
It then prompts me that the Disk needs to be formatted. So I start the format. It formats for about 12 minutes or so, then when it's about 98% finished it stops and a box pops up saying..."Windows was unable to format disk." It does this Every time I try to format a disk.
I happen to have a disk lying around that had been formatted and poppes it and and it would save files to the disk.
Bottom line, every time I try to format a disk to do some back-up it goes through the same routine as the aforementioned "Windows was unable to format disk." routine!
Should not a Brand New
computer work properly when you pull it out of the box??
....( I know....dream on...)
Is there someone who can set me in the right direction? I will much appreciate it!
BTW...the Disk Drive is.....Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 ATA Device.