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Windows 7: Windows 7 cannot format my dvd

01 Jan 2012   #1
Jalouly

Windows 7 Home Edition x86
 
 
Windows 7 cannot format my dvd

Hi, I want to use my DVD as a USB in Windows 7 but when i want to format the DVD, it keeps saying: "Preparing to Format".
Is the problem with my DVD or Windows 7?


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01 Jan 2012   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

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I want to use my DVD as a USB
Meaning what ... that you want it to work as a USB stick/drive -- with read & write capability and a filesystem?

If that's what you want, then you want something that can't be done.

You can't treat a DVD as a working filesystem; instead, you can only burn "sessions" to it.

Years ago, there where drivers (I think they were called Packet drivers) that would allow you to treat optical media as mountable filesystems, but I believe those died out.
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