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Windows 7: Win7 always wants to format BD-R disks

12 May 2012   #1

Win7 Enterprise x64/WinXP x32 Professional
Win7 always wants to format BD-R disks

Almost every Windows application that tries to deal with my new Blu-Ray drive via a Windows dialogue insists on trying to format the BD-R disk first.

You can't format a BD-R disk, it's write-once and formatting would effectively destroy the disk, at $4 a pop.

BD-R disks don't need formatting, those applications that can handle them properly and independently do just fine without formatting.

If I tell it "no, don't format the thing", then Windows insists there's no disk in the drive.

How can I tell Win7/64 SP1 to quit trying to format BD-R disks, and recognize them correctly?

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13 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I would suspect a problem with your blu-ray burner.

If it is a new one, return it and get a replacement.

BTW, is it an internal optical drive or external?

If it is an external drive, you may plug it into another PC and check. If the problem persists, the optical drive is definitely faullty. You may do this substitution with an internal drive too if it is possible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2012   #3

Win7 Enterprise x64/WinXP x32 Professional

It is an internal drive, new. Unfortunately, I have already sent off for the rebate, so cannot return it to the place of purchase. I'll have to RMA it back to Asus.
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