Solved need to format cd

August 2, 2016 at 22:26:35
Specs: Windows 10
i am trying to put photo files on a cd. when i put the cd in my computer and try to drag the photos on, i get the erroe "windows is unable to format disk"
when i go to disk manager, the CD-ROM has no info next to it. how can i get this to format? is it possible i deleted the software thats needed to be able to do this?

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August 2, 2016 at 23:34:20
This how to copy photos to cd is pretty straight forward; you can click on "skip the survey" and thus get to the guide.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...

"Usually'" formatting occurs during any burn process when using non rerecordable media. If using rerecordable media the same applies, but one can also use a utility to preformat.

Incidentally I suggest you use cdrw first as a test. Then once you're comfortable with the routines, try using cdr. Also I suggest you make two sets of any photo cd/dvd; in-case one set gets lost/damaged? And adopt a similar safeguard for any critical/important files.

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August 13, 2016 at 06:58:43
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Get some decent software, not the crap included with Windows. Try CDBurnerXP. It's free & works with all Windows versions since Win2000.

https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home


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