Formatting a CD in a CD-ROM

Whitecherakee February 13, 2009 at 07:39:19
Specs: Windows XP
How do I format a CD in a CD-ROM to be able to store files and such on the disc? I don't have a DVD/CD Burner in my computer or for my computer?

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#1
February 13, 2009 at 10:38:17
If you talking about blank CDR disks, they are formatted during the writing process. Typically, people select a grouping of files that they want copied ("burned") to a blank CDR disk and the software program they use formats the disk as the files are written to it. There is no "pre-formatting" of the disk.

There are blank CDRW disks which are pre-formatted and then files can be written and erased to the formatted disk. But, the formats used on CDRW disks are propeitary to the software used to write and erase the files. CDRW isn't used that much because they can only be read by computers which have the particular software used to create them.

If your saying that you don't have a CD burner, that means that you don't have the hardware to use CDRs or CDRWs, so it's all irrevelent.


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February 13, 2009 at 11:59:24

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#3
February 13, 2009 at 15:46:18
"I don't have a DVD/CD Burner in my computer or for my computer?"

Then how to you plan on storing files on a disc?? You MUST have a burner!


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#4
February 13, 2009 at 20:38:40
if you only own a cd-rom, it is not capable of 'burning'. it has to say 'rewritable' on it somewhere, on the cd-rom itself. cd-rom drive = reading cds. cd-rw drive= reading and writing cds.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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