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Problems with a disc that keeps reading unformatted

Hi there I have a disc that was working perfectly and it had some movies on it. Today i decided to record another movie onto and then decided part way that i didn't want it. So i stopped it recording and then went to the menu, selected the one that i wanted to delete and then proceeded to delete it by going to the sub menu and then pushing delete. Problem is now it keeps reading that the disc is unformatted and i can't access the other movies that i have on the disc? Got any suggestions? Thanks

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Re: Problems with a disc that keeps reading unformatted

This has happened because somehow the program didn't "Close the Session" and make it so data could be added, instead it has "Locked" the disk to prevent any more data being overwritten and ostensibly corrupting the disk.. In this case however it has also locked out everything... and returned it to the "Unformatted" state. Although I suspect you will NOT actually be able to record anything to this disk in actual fact. You MAY be abale to use a program called Unstopable Copier, if ya lucky :Download HERE

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