How do I reformat a DVD-R disc?

October 29, 2010 at 09:51:59
Specs: Windows XP, 504 MB

I bought a pack of Verbatim DVD-R 4.7 Gig cd's. I used some of them, and then stopped using them for a while. Then I tried copy a few files on to one them, but it could not copy. I looked at the properties of and noticed that it had 0 free space and 0 used space and that the file system RAW. Can anyone advise me on how to fix this? Thanks

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October 29, 2010 at 10:18:46

Sorry, you cannot Format a DVD-R disc....a DVDRW, yes, no problems. It looks like your DVD burner might have stopped recognizing -R for some reason, especially if you used them before...maybe the DVD burner is going south.

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October 29, 2010 at 11:09:30

It is quite normal for blank DVD-R's (or CD-R's) to show 0 free space and 0 used space. To double check this I just tried one in my machine, which is working quite normally.

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October 29, 2010 at 12:41:49

xp supports cdr and cdrw but not dvd. You require third party software [like Nero] to burn dvd

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October 29, 2010 at 14:44:30

Do they show raw on other computers? If so I suspect they went bad.

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November 2, 2010 at 03:18:38

Yeah, they show RAW on other computers as well. Thanks.

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November 2, 2010 at 07:06:28

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