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Windows 7: WIndows 7 is unable to format rewritable CD

14 Apr 2012   #11
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Often it comes down to the make of the CDRW\DVDRW you are using, do have the opportunity to try a different make. Any with the name ritec on the inner circle of the disc are pretty much infallable.


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15 Apr 2012   #12
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The built-in utility is complete and utter crap. Use CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn, both of which are free, to handle your disc burning needs. You'll have many more features and options that way.
If I use these programs to format the rewritable discs which were used in the past with Roxio's Creator 9 Drag-to-disc, will I be able to burn and erase files in Windows Explorer? That's because I shall be using the discs on other computers not owned by me and therefore those computers may not have these programs installed. Windows 7, I learnt, uses the Live File System format to write/erase files on rewritable CDs.
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16 Apr 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The whole purpose of using actual programs to burn is so you create discs that are standard, and any computer can read them. The built-in burner isn't reliable, and doesn't give you any features or control over the discs. The Drag-to-disc feature you mention was one of the most unreliable pieces of software to ever be created.
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