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Windows 7: Disk (dvd rw) is write protected

11 Jul 2010   #1

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Disk (dvd rw) is write protected

I used alchol 120% to burn a dvd rw and then after some time wanted to burn something else on it. but while formatting there is an error message saying " disk is write protected".

With windows 7 ultimate i was able to rightclick and format the disk ....

again i burn the same disk with my laptop having windows 7 home premium. IT IS AGAIN GIVING THE SAME ERROR.

i have tried other softwares to erase or format that disk but it failed.

i also read other posts regarding this matter on number of forums but no satisfactory answer.

is there a security issue with alcohol 120% or is it windows 7 home



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11 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Try uninstalling Alcohol, then burn with Imgburn or CDburnerXP (both are freeware, download them).
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11 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7

Thanks for the reply.
I think the problem is the way i burnt the image
the dvd drive is showing the media type as DVD ROM
not a dvd rw.
Thanks again
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