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Blank JVC brand DVD-R disks appear to be full

I bought these disks brand new at Big Lots. So far, all of them appear to be full, but I haven't used them yet! When I put them in my DVD drive, my computer recognizes them as CDs, not DVDs and it shows they are completely full, yet have 0 bytes in them. What is going on here?

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  • periwinkle79 Jul 28, 2008

    The drive is made by Standard CD-Rom drives. I have Windows XP and I am using Nero Vision. I am not having this problem with the other DVD-R blank disks. Actually, to clarify, when I insert any disk into the write drive, it appears full, but with 0 bytes on it. However, I am only unable to write anything to these JVC DVD-R blank DVDs. And, the computer seems to think they are CDs because it says CD when it reads the blank.

    I am able to burn DVDs with all my other DVD blanks, but just not these JVC DVD-R disks. However, I tried these first. Go figure, maybe Big Lots had them because they were actually mislabeled. Of course, it is possible I'm doing something wrong so that they don't write. Again, when I tried at least 2 of them, they both failed before beginning to burn. Nero Vision has 3 steps 1) transcoding 2) burning 3) finishing. When Nero Vision reaches Step 2, the burn fails.

  • periwinkle79 Jul 28, 2008

    Well, the same burn failure happened with an entirely different brand of DVD-R. This time, one burn was successful with a RCA DVD-R, but the second disk failed in the first step (preparation for burning). When the burn fails, it's almost always during the first step (preparation). Yet, I had one disk go all the through 3 hours and get to the end, and the Nero Vision told me the burn failed. Talk about frustrating! I almost think that my computer prefers DVD-RWs. Those never fail - must be Murphy's Law because they are re-writeable.

    I wonder if there is some way to test those JVC DVD-R disks? After all, I bought a pack of 30. I've had them for more than a year, but I don't think I've ever had a successful burn with those disks.

  • IQUIT May 11, 2010

    What is the model of the drive? In Device Manager, under DVD/CD Drives, what is the model listed of the drive.

    Also, depending on the version of Windows you are using, you may need a 3rd party application like Roxio or Nero to write to a DVD.


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RCA was once known as RCA Victor. JVC is Japan Victor Corp. They are the same firm.

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I agree, the media from big lots is defective/mislabled and more that likely there is no problem with your system at all.

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