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Using Windows 7 Get msg. If Disk is ungormatted you need to format it.

When trying to Burn a CD or DVD get msg. use format that Windows recognize. If disk is unformatted you need to Format it. I can not find a program that lets me format a CD or DVD. The same CD and DVD that I put on Windows XP recognize blank disk to burn.

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Windows 7 does this to many drives whether it needs formatting or not.

Right click on the cd/dvd select properties see what options are available you might select customize option restore to defaults then click apply.

Hope this helps.

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Are you formatting a new disk or an existing one? Keep in mind that the rest of us do not know all the details that you know unless you tell us & thus it will take much longer to resolve your issue.
You said "after you tried it with XP CD". Dont know what you mean. What program did you use the first time & what steps did you do?

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Hello there. As of about 5 or so years ago, it really doesn't matter which format of blank dvd you use to burn a disk to. if the intended player is around, or definitley older than that I would check on the specs in the manual to make sure.

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I had the same problem with a 1 gig Cruiser Micro and I did something that brought it back to life...I used the U3 Uninstaller on it even though I had already done so and it was already gone and I was then able to open the flash drive and write to it again...go figure!

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I have battled this for a few days. Your mentioning USB leads me to a possible solution.

I had a 500GB drive and put it in the USB enclosure and could only see 128GB one time, 138GB another. I found that external drive enclosures have their own IDE controller chips with older ones limiting the size of the drive they are able to "see".

The best test is to internally mount the drive (perverts will read this differently than intended and risk injury due to shock!) to make sure it can be seen. If so then the next best step is to spring for a new drive enclosure, one that supports the higher capacity drive. It worked for me! My old external enclosure's IDE controller could not handle the higher capacity drive and the new one was perfectly happy with it. Good luck! - Andy C

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you need a commercial program like partition magic to do this, there is no sys-built-in way.

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I have been Trying to burn CD's using Windows Media and the burner I have is a Philips version. The computer is a dell demision 4700 from 2005 or so. I keep getting messages saying disc is dirty or use...


this might be the burning software program you are using

there are many freeware burning programs on the net

what sort of cd disk are trying to burn ie: data media iso........

how many disks does this happen to ? ?

the cd's you have might be a bad batch!!!

can you burn dvd's ??

http://www.majorgeeks.com/BurnAware_Free_d5839.html

BurnAware Free is one of the most popular free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software available for Windows.
Using this program you can easily create and burn Audio and MP3 CD, Data and DVD-Video disc, ISO and Cue Image,
erase or format rewritable disc, copy your CD or DVD to ISO image.

hope this helps


Sep 21, 2011 | Philips (JR4DVDRWK/00) DVD+RW Burner

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Burn a Data CD or DVD in Windows 7 Using Media Player


You can burn a data CD or data DVD in Windows 7 using Media Player. An audio CD can contain just approximately eight minutes of music. On the other hand, if you burn a data CD or data DVD in Windows 7 using Media Player, it will be able to hold numerous hours of music. Video files and pictures can also be added to the data discs.
When you burn a data CD or data DVD in Windows 7, the Windows Media Player does not transform the selected files to a different format prior to saving them to a blank data disc, so the files stay in the compressed condition. This allows you to put much more items on a single disc.As the format of the files is not changed, the quality of the files remains the same.

You can burn a data CD or data DVD in Windows 7 using Media Player as follows:
  • Click Start.
  • Click All Programs.
  • Select Windows Media Player.
  • Click the Burn tab in the Player Library.
  • Click Burn options and select Data DVD or CD.
  • Insert a blank disc into the CD or DVD burner of your computer.
  • Close the AutoPlay dialog box if it comes into sight.
  • Some people have more than one CD drive in their computer. If you have multiple CD drives in your computer too, select the one you would like to use in the navigation window.
  • Look for the songs you want to burn.
  • In order to make your burn list, drag the songs from the details pane in the center of the Player Library to the list pane which is on its right side.
  • You can also change the order of the items in the burn list by dragging them upward or downward in the list.
  • To remove a song from your list, simply right-click on the item and click on Remove from list.
  • After you finish making your list, click upon Start burn.
It can take a while to burn a data disc. If your selected items cannot fit in one disc, you also have the choice of burning the rest of the items to a different disc. A data DVD is not the same as a DVD-Video disc ex. the movie DVD you buy or rent from the store.

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MY PC has sony DVD-ROM DDU1615 that I can't record my videos onto a dvd


you cant burn a disk with a dvd rom
you will need both a dvd rw unit and a dvd rw disk to burn any video to a disk if you have both of these the burning program might not support video burning or you might not have selected the right option there are lots of free burning software programs that can burn videos to a disk you might have to burn it as an ISO image
http://www.majorgeeks.com/BurnAware_Free_d5839.html
BurnAware Free is one of the most popular free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software available for Windows.
Using this program you can easily create and burn Audio and MP3 CD, Data and DVD-Video disc, ISO and Cue Image,
erase or format rewritable disc, copy your CD or DVD to ISO image.
hope this helps

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How do i format a system using window 7 as operating system


Hi.

To format the hard drive and reinstall the system you need either a Window 7 install disk or a HP Windows recovery disk for your laptop model.

See links below:

Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Windows 7 Installation

If you instead need to format an external hard drive, such as an USB disk, click right mouse button on top of the drive icon and choose 'format' from the dropdown menu.

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Cd/dvd isnt recognized in windows xp


There are many compatibility issues still with CD/DVD formats and disk drive manufacturer's.
Check the format of the disk (CD-RW, CD+RW, etc...)
Sounds like the drive isn't recognizing the format this disk was written in. Google CD/DVD format types for a better understanding.

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When i insert a burned cd, the cd is recognized as such, but it does not see the files on it.It considers it as an empty cd


If you have burned CDs using Windows XP, you are already familiar with the Mastered format. The latest version of Windowsoffers a new format, called Live File System. Discs that use the LiveFile System format are often more convenient because you can copyselected files immediately and as often as you want, as if the discwere a floppy disc or USB flash drive. On the other hand, Live FileSystem discs can’t be used in all computers and devices. Use this guideto understand the difference between Live File System and Mastereddiscs:Discs formatted with the Live File System option:Work like a USB flash drive or floppy disk, meaning you can copy files to disc immediately without having to burn them. Are convenient if you want to keep a disc in the burn drive and copy files whenever the need arises.Are only compatible with Windows XP and later versions of Windows.Discs formatted with the Mastered option:Don’tcopy files immediately, meaning you need to select the entirecollection of files that you want to copy to the disc, and then burnthem all at once. Are convenient if you want to burn a large collection of files, such as a music CD.Are compatible with older computers and devices such as CD players and DVD players.
Why are there different versions of the Live File System format? Eachversion of the Live File System format is compatible with differentoperating systems. Depending on which computers you plan to use a discin, you might need to select a different version of Live File System.If you plan to use your disc on the latest version of Windows,however, you will never need to change the version of Live File Systemyou use. If you need to make discs that are compatible with earlierversions of Windows, use the table below to select the right Live File System version for your needs:
The following table describes Live File System versions and their appropriate uses.


1.02
This format can be read on Windows 98 as well as many Apple computers. You should use this version if you need to format DVD-RAM or MO (Magneto-optical) discs.
1.5
This format is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. It might not be compatible with Windows 98 or Apple computers.
2.01
This format is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Server . It might not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Apple computers.
2.5
This format is designed for the latest version of Windows and might not be compatible with earlier versions of Windows.
For information on how to choose one of these versions when you format a disc, see Format a CD or DVD.
Top of page Foranother computer to be able to read a DVD disc, that computer must havea DVD drive. CDs can be used in both CD and DVD drives.

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Dell cd-rw drive doesn't recognize when a disk is in it


You need to make sure your drive can read CD-RW. That is a different format than "+" and is not recognized in a lot of drives. Also, what software are you using to burn the document?

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Couldn't format and burn the DVD+RW


Hi,
It could be a problem of the version you are using with Nero 7, try upgrading. It also could be that you are try to burn the DVD RW at a speed it cannot be burned (say 4x), try burning it at 2x.
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when i try to copy and paste file to DVD, through windows, a message appear says"windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file." i dont know why, could someone help?
i'm upset now. :(

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