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Windows 7: Trouble reformatting a disk?

28 Sep 2010   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Trouble reformatting a disk?

Was given a dvd-r disk with video material on it. I would like to erase the files and reformat the disk. Not knowing much about these things, I assumed that all I had to do was to put the disk into the dvd-rw drive and reformat. While reformatting I got the message that formatting couldn't be completed??? The disk holds two folders (audio_TS and Video_TS) and several read-only files (with these extensions: .IFO, .BUP, .VOB). Maybe the disk can't be reformatted, or can it?


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28 Sep 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if it's a dvd-r, it can only be used the once.

what you want is a dvd-rw, which can be used in much the same way as an old-skool floppy disk, allowing you to erase, format etc.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Not possible if you have dvd-r. The data cannot be erased.
DVD-R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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28 Sep 2010   #4
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Ah, nuts! But thanks anyway.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

dvd-r's only cost 25c?

i don't know because i live in england, but i'm sure you can buy a pack of 100 for $20.
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