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Windows 7: WIndows 7 is unable to format rewritable CD

08 Apr 2012   #1
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
WIndows 7 is unable to format rewritable CD

My Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium PC is unable to format rewritable CDs. It appears to be starting the formatting process, but after about 30 minutes it ends saying Windows was unable to format it. I tried the Disk Management console and it stopped responding after some time. A rewritable CD that it failed to format, I could format it in the Live File System on another computer running Windows 7 32-bit Enterprise.Any help will be appreciated.


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08 Apr 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

RW CD's only need formatting after adding files, use erase button instead.
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08 Apr 2012   #3
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried to add a file to the disc by dragging and dropping it in Windows Explorer. It gave me the following prompt.

"Please insert a writable disc into drive. "

But, after I format the disc on another Windows 7 computer where the disc does get formatted, I can drag and drop files to it and they get saved.
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09 Apr 2012   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Is this what your attempting ???

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09 Apr 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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.
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13 Apr 2012   #6
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Roadrunner - Yes, that is what I am trying. Thanks for responding.
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13 Apr 2012   #7
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.
I have to clarify that I am trying to reuse rewritable CDs that I had used with Roxio Creator 9 Drag-to-disc on a Windows XP PC. If I format the used rewritable CDs with either of the above applications, will I be able to burn and delete files to them in Windows Explorer on computers that don't have these apps installed?

Thank you.
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13 Apr 2012   #8
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

ubose,
what are you trying to put on the disks ? film, picture, audio or data files.
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13 Apr 2012   #9
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
ubose,
what are you trying to put on the disks ? film, picture, audio or data files.
Mostly data files such as Word, Excel, PDFs, but also some pictures and MP3s.
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14 Apr 2012   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ubose View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
ubose,
what are you trying to put on the disks ? film, picture, audio or data files.
Mostly data files such as Word, Excel, PDFs, but also some pictures and MP3s.
Thats what I put on my disks but I use DVD-RW
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