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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

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