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Prblm with DVD-RW 4.7GB

I have this dvd but i cound'nt burn it furthermore it is showing o free space in the disc so send proper solution for this prblm ASAP...

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Thank you for your question.

DVD-RW discs need to be formatted before use, similar to a Hard Drive.
I am presuming you have not used this disc before.

Locate your DVD Drive in My Computer or Windows Explorer, right click the icon, then select Format. It will say "Format Completed" or similar, then it is ready to accept data that you wish to "burn" to it.

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