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Windows XP with SONY RW-AW-G170A DVD-RAM Drive

Unable to format UDF on DVD disc even after disabling in built CD burning engine.Formatting starts fine but after a few minutes an alert message appears-''formatting failed due to general failure''

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  • Sera Johnson May 11, 2010

    Are you attempting to format UDF via Windows applet or via Sony installed app (Sonic, Roxio, etc.)? Have you had any success using the other app? Do you have any PC Games installed?

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Try a bit of burning software called "infra-recorder"

http://infrarecorder.org/

Its 100% free. If it doesn't work with this, then try the drive on another computer. If it doesn't work there well then the Drive is dead.

If it works on another computer try updating your drivers for your whole system and if that doesn't work reinstall with the newest drivers and software that you can find.

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1. WITH UR SOFTWARE OR
2. THE DISK U R USING

MAX TIMES THE DISK CAN NOT FORMAT SO 1st TRY TO CHANGE THE DISK
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the drivers are part of windows
what they look as though they did was rerun the m/board setup disk and install the m/board drivers
try removing the upper and lower filters
scroll down to how here
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...060&x=12&y=13#
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