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Can't do backups because dvd-cd can't find a blank disk. Who can I format?

D: drive works on disk that are formated, drived reads and writes okay. Drive just can't see a blank disk, so I can't format it! Help...

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  • Deborah Briggs Feb 25, 2012

    Drive D: still can not find blank disk.

  • Deborah Briggs Feb 25, 2012

    I only use CD-RW disks.

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Drives like some brands/types of DVD, but will never work with some others. Whenever I buy DVDs, I always stick with exactly what worked before with that computer.

Also, if you have accidentally written on the DVDs you could spend days trying to use them to no avail. I always pull the fifth one in the stack, just in case the first few were put back after being accidentally written to.

Look up your DVD in device manager so you know what media it takes. Buy some new (slightly different (brand/type) from the ones you are trying now.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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Normally , acer laptops have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive , which contains all of the recovery data so you dont need the recovery discs.

When you boot up your computer and you get the Acer logo etc , try pressing keys to start the recovery - this puts everything back to factory default settings and erases your data.

Also , A program ships with the laptop called 'Acer Empowering Technology - eRecovery' which allows you to burn your own recovery disc - You then use this disc to perform a complete system restore.

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