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Formatting a CD-RW disk problem

by rhertz48 / March 22, 2007 10:15 AM PDT

Can someone tell me the secret to formatting a new cd-rw disk? Without formatting the cd drive will not recognize the disk. I am logged on as the administrator. The pc is a compaq running windows xp. I tried to run format d: /q command it does not work. "Help and Support" tells me to click on D drive from "My Computer" and go to File menu and click on format but there is not format statement in the File menu that comes up.

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Sorry, XP doesn't do this. You can...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 10:17 AM PDT

However erase it with CDBURNERXP and then see if XP will work with it but without added software many note the issue you wrote about. Here's an article about using XP's native CDR/W feature. But before that I'll write "sorry, don't bother with that".

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php

Bob

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I agree with Bob. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 22, 2007 10:36 AM PDT

I forget the term, but it can be a royal PITA. You make the CD or DVD like a removable disk so you can drag and drop files. Having a senior moment here on the process name (help me out here, Bob), but:

1. You loose space to the formatting process.

2. That CD or DVD will only work on the PC that created it.

3. It's a royal PITA. (yes, I repeated myself)

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(NT) Packet writing???
by Bob__B / March 22, 2007 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: I agree with Bob. . .
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(NT) Thank you.
by Coryphaeus / March 23, 2007 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Packet writing???
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