Solved Cannot create recovery DVD using DVD-RW disc

September 16, 2011 at 20:28:29
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel T2080 1.73 GHz / 2 GB
I am running Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron E1505. I have never been able to burn a DVD. My DVD drive is a DVD-RW, but when I put a DVD-RW disk into the drive and try to create recovery media disk, Dell Support Center kicks out the disk and returns the error: "The media you have inserted is unreadable or incompatible with your burning device. Please insert another disk." I have tried several different disk. I even used a mobile DVD-RW burner and attempted it again, with the same results.

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#1
September 17, 2011 at 01:49:22
.................. are you sure the disc write feature is compatible see here
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#2
September 17, 2011 at 14:16:22
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Use a DVD-R or DVD+R instead.

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#3
September 18, 2011 at 03:45:22
I tried a DVD+R and it worked!

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#4
September 18, 2011 at 04:09:22
... I think I might of had the same problem, and same solution years ago even though the writer claimed to "burn all"

... thx for letting us know Sandy Boswell this post may help others!
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#5
September 18, 2011 at 10:17:04
The software will not allow one to burn to a dvd-rw. I guess they want to be sure the owner doesn't erase the media. Seems to be a smart idea but confuses the owner if they didn't read the manual.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
September 18, 2011 at 16:55:14
Then I don't understand the point of a DVD-RW. The whole idea of RW is to be able to erase and rewrite, isn't it? BTW: My Dell manual says, "The DVD-writable drives installed in Dell computers can write to and read DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW ..."

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