I assume your d drive is a CD or a DVD. It could be a hard disk or a USB stick also, if you don't specify it.
Well, you don't format a drive, you format a disk. In fact, you only format a rewritable disk (CD-RW), not a disk you can only write one time (CD-R).
Other things you don't tell:
- what is your OS (Windows XP SP2, SP3, Vista, Vista SP1)?
- what program do you use to burn the data (there are good ways, better ways and much worse ways)?
- if you go into Device Manager, is there any yellow exclamation mark next to the CD? Does it say (in its properties) that it's fully functional?
- can you see the files in a standard data CD (not a burned one) in My Computer?
I am not able to copy jpeg photos from my hard drive onto a disc in my d drive. I am told the drive is inaccessible. I think I need to format the drive, but the commands I use don't work. I was able to copy once and bring to walmart to print. But that same disc could not be read on someone else's PC--shows a blank disc. So something is wrong..anyone have an idea...appreciate any help.