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Windows 7: windows was unable to complete the format

10 Jan 2014   #11
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry for double post,delete my duplicate post.i can't delete,maybe because i'm on mobile
btw i have cd-rw,i bought cd-rw discs because i want to re-use them.but the problem is that i mentioned in my first post.are they become unusable now,how to fix them ?


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11 Jan 2014   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If they are CD-RW, you can erase and format them
Erase a CD or DVD - Microsoft Windows Help
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12 Jan 2014   #13
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok will try...
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16 Jan 2014   #14
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Not format & either erase disc method not working.it says the wizard can't finish erasing the disc ?
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16 Jan 2014   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of what you see when this happens?

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To recap:
You are using CD-RW discs and originally formatted them as Live File System discs (like flash USB)
This operation ended with Unable to complete the format
Attempts to erase the disc end with Unable to finish the erase.

It sounds as though Windows has an open session on the disc. I'll have to readup on this a little more, it's been a while since I've burned discs (flash drives are much easier and universal).

It will help to see the image - there might be additional information in it.

Thanks
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16 Jan 2014   #16
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

yes exactly what u said.i'll post screenshots of it soon...
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17 Jan 2014   #17
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Here >>

Edit-no useful information found...


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17 Jan 2014   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

It could be an optical drive - media compatibility problem. You may try to erase it on another computer with different brand optical drive - a more recent one preferably - and see whether erase is successful.

What brand CD-RW disk do you have?
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17 Jan 2014   #19
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

it's ASDA CD-RW (Called DVD-RW On My Computer) 700Mb Rewritable 12x Speed Single sided 80 Mins

Some good news just tried on my computer,what should i do now ?


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17 Jan 2014   #20
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

unfortunately again that error came when i selected burn files to disc & in options Like a usb flash drive.
windows was unable to complete the format...arggghhhhhh...
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