I've never needed to format a cd or dvd if I copied using imgburn (free download) via an .iso file on my hard disk. I didn't even need an external drive is my PC/laptop has an internal one.
What method did you try?
Hi, I am using a Dell laptop with an external cd/dvd drive. I am trying to copy both CDs and DVDs, however each time I try I am told the disks need to be formatted and each time I try to format them the process halts after about 85% saying Windows cannot complete the task. I have tried 3 different makes of CD always with the same result. I am beginning to suspect my cd/dvd writer. Can anyone help please.