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.
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.