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Dvd drive Why do I have to format a blank disc before I can copy on to it. This is very time consuming.Mary Fairclough

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You shouldn't have to format each time.
It might be the software you are using...

I haven't had to do that since my first cd burner 8ish years ago.

Here is a link to other cd burning software
http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwcdburn.html

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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An ISO image is an archive file (also known as a disk image) of an optical disc in a definite format. An ISO image includes all the data of files contained on the archived CD/DVD, or any other disc format. They are stored in an uncompressed format. In addition to data of the files it also contains all the file system metadata, including boot code, structures, and attributes.

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