|It is looking like my question should have been how do you make a DVD backup in windows 8. It looks like updating to 8.1 made it more difficult.|
I have never had much luck pre-formatting CD's or DVD's for some reason, but I figured I might as well try again.
I tried following the instructions here.
The autoplay pop up didn't appear. So, I clicked on the DVD drive and the formatting prompt box appeared. I selected mastered. Nothing seemed to happened, and the window to burn files to the DVD drive opened up (empty). I went back to the image creator, but continued to get multiple errors.
So, I right clicked on the DVD drive and selected format instead. I chose the UDF 2.01 (Default) format. The drive spun up and formatted the DVD+R.
I was then able to start the image creation process. It did give me one more error box, but I clicked ok and then the progress bar started moving.
Hopefully, with all the difficult in getting to this point, these are useable backups.