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my DVD+RW discs will not format

by blind031 / January 12, 2007 11:10 PM PST

ok i put a few files on them and they will not format....ive tried various formatting software as well as formattiong it on different comuters and it will not format so i dont know y this is happening if anyone can help i would appreciate it

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They sound defective.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 11:19 PM PST

Try someone else's DRD+RW discs.


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(NT) What OS are you running and what DVD SW are you using ?
by VAPCMD / January 12, 2007 11:37 PM PST
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by blind031 / January 12, 2007 11:45 PM PST

windows xp the discs are memorex ive used these to try to format them

clone cd
alcohol 120
and many more

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Just one thing. Some of these don't format media.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 11:51 PM PST
In reply to: ummmm

For instance...

clone cd
alcohol 120"

Do not have a format command. InCD does as well as DirectCD in roxio.

What are you trying to do here?


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what im trying to do is
by blind031 / January 13, 2007 2:39 AM PST

what i want to do is delete the data off of the discs so i can reuse them becuase i am now done with the data that is on them and do not need it anymore

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I have Roxio V8.2XE and under 'Tools' it has an 'Erase RW '
by VAPCMD / January 13, 2007 2:48 AM PST

disc feature. Did you try that ?


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In CDBURNERXP (it's free too) there is an Erase button.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2007 4:49 AM PST

It appears the word "format" is what is tripping you up. Look for "erase."


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by blind031 / January 13, 2007 5:46 AM PST

well ive tried it on other software but not roxio yet ill give it a shot

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