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Creating a Recovery DVD HP Recovery CD-DVD creator

by Eric1123 / August 30, 2007 1:17 PM PDT

I'm sorry if I've repeated some other question but I looked and didn't find anything that's my exact situation. When I go to create the recovery DVD using HP Recovery CD-DVD creator (I'm using DVDs because i don't have enough CDs) it says "this isn't a blank DVD, insert a blank DVD" but I know that the DVD is blank, its brand new. When I look at the DVD's properties in my drive it says 0 bites used space and 0 bites free space. I've tryed this with several of the blank DVDs I have.
I have a HP Pavilion with windows XP and a XP HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083B DVD/CD drive (its says its working properly)

PS: I can burn DVDs using Sonic RecordNow but i cant create recovery disks this way.

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Please Confirm They Are DVD +R...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 31, 2007 1:48 PM PDT

For some reason, the Recovery disc creator works best with DVD +R instead of DVD -R.

If you're still having a problem, try using a different brand of DVD.

Hope this helps.


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Do CD-R not DVD
by Eric1123 / September 8, 2007 9:34 AM PDT

I gave up on the DVDs, here is my 2 cents worth- just buy CDs they are cheaper and you don't have to worry about these problems.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the CDs you buy are CD-R not CD-RW because the creator doesn't accept CD-RW (which are rewritable CDS) I made that mistake too but hey, I learned something.

Thanks anyway guys,

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