Don't hesitate to take these back and explain they didn't work. If you recently used the DVD drive to burn other discs and they're OK, then the R/W type blanks maybe a problem. You don't need to format in most cases, but you gave little details of what drive you have and what s/w, and OS is being used. Of course, you can try this on another PC and check results,, but if you have problems right off the bat, then because they're Verbatim and R/W type, return them. You can test elsewhere if you like or use yet another brand disc. R/W discs tend to be more picky for operation, so take that into consideration. Thus, if you have an older DVD drive, it maybe showing it's age or repetitive burns done.
I bough a pack of: 4x DVD+RW 4.7GB DVD REWRITABLE discs to use for saving photos, docs., etc. but when I insert them in the 'tray?' nothing happens, although I can sometimes hear the disc turning a little.
I got a message once that windows does not recognized this disk (brand new) and I must format it.
When I go to 'MY COMPUTER' to try, this option (format) cant be found?
The make of the disc is VERBATIM.
Are they the wrong discs (also to use for a back up)?
What is the difference between a CD rewritable and the DVD rewritable I'm using?