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Cannot Burn any files onto DVD+RW

I bought a DVD+RW disc in the reputable store and i want it to burn all my photos, music and other important files. but i cannot burn any of it onto the disc here is what the message said on the screen.

"the disc in the drive is not a writable CD or it is full"

but when i use Sonic software that come with my PC can allow me to add files onto the disc, which is good. And another strange things when i use Sonic to burn my family video/DVD Movies onto DVD+R and it worked. But not on DVD+RW the same as above message appear.i want to know what the different between DVD+RW/DVD+R

My PC is HP t680a/windows XP HE/DVD,CD writer combo.

Thank You so much for help.

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Software that comes with the system may not work or work well when you replace the orginal h/w it supported. This is an OEM type of s/w also called "bundled s/w" that camew with the system. Plus, check to see if you're using the media the new burner requires and on top of that some cheaper media out there isn't as good as they advertize, thus you need to find one that works. I suggest a good namebrand media and spend a few more $$$ in doing so. Check those areas, but it may come to using yet another burner s/w or a retail version of what you have.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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HP/Compaq has a bit of a habit of shipping drives that are DVD+R ONLY. That means no DVD+RW support. Unlike the CD market, there are 4 different standards for DVDs. There's DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW. Just because your drive supports one, doesn't make it automatic that it will support the others.

I've seen a lot of Compaq systems that come with a +R only drive, and given that HP owns Compaq, wouldn't be at all surprised to know they do it on the HP lines as well.

You will want to check this before progressing much further.

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Hi.. Whenever I would use a CDR-W to save Data, you would have to Format that CD first in order for it to become just like a floppy where you can add all the Data.

Now anyone can jump in but when I wanted to put all data to even a plain DVD for safe keeping, it had to be Formatted first.

Good luck

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That's only if you're going to use packet writing software, which many CD/DVD burning vetrans like myself tend to frown upon. They tend to cause discs to fail much more quickly and cause a host of other problems.

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There is a Patch in MS SP2 but if you go to MS you can download the Patch for SP1List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2

See Article 818733

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