DVD drive not available for RW

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Since some time, my external DVD burner (NEC1100 on firewire) isn't able to
work as a RW device. That is, the DVD disc is formatted by the system (WinXP
Pro) correctly, but when I view the properties, I find that there is no
available space (all the space seems already allocated) and indeed if I try
to write, a window informs that it isn't possible to do it. My feeling is
that this is not a problem related to the DVD hardware, but it is due to
some process interfering with the system. Can someone help me?
Thanks.
Giovanni
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    XP does not natively handle DVD media.

    What DVD software are you using?

    "GRL" <giovrell@tin.it> wrote in message
    news:2lj1ihFd3hkbU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > Since some time, my external DVD burner (NEC1100 on firewire) isn't able
    to
    > work as a RW device. That is, the DVD disc is formatted by the system
    (WinXP
    > Pro) correctly, but when I view the properties, I find that there is no
    > available space (all the space seems already allocated) and indeed if I
    try
    > to write, a window informs that it isn't possible to do it. My feeling is
    > that this is not a problem related to the DVD hardware, but it is due to
    > some process interfering with the system. Can someone help me?
    > Thanks.
    > Giovanni
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    GRL wrote:
    > Since some time, my external DVD burner (NEC1100 on firewire) isn't
    > able to work as a RW device. That is, the DVD disc is formatted by
    > the system (WinXP Pro) correctly, but when I view the properties, I
    > find that there is no available space (all the space seems already
    > allocated) and indeed if I try to write, a window informs that it
    > isn't possible to do it. My feeling is that this is not a problem
    > related to the DVD hardware, but it is due to some process
    > interfering with the system. Can someone help me?

    What application are you using to format the DVD media?
    (Windows XP does not support DVD burning/formatting, although it may act
    like it you are actually formatting them as CDs and more than likely ruining
    the media.)

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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thank you for your support.
    Really, I was wrong in my post, because I've always used the format program
    from IOMEGA Hotburn. It ran without any problem until some time ago, but
    now, even if the format finishes correctly, the DVD is unwritable.
    But today I installed "CDBurner Pro" ( a freeware program to burn devices)
    and using its format utility, now I'm able to write the DVD, even if
    Explorer says that the file system of the DVD is of type "RAW" and Explorer
    is unable to report any data of the DVD (it says that capacity of the DVD is
    0 and there are 0 bytes available).
    Regards.
    Giovanni

    "Shenan Stanley" <news_helper@hushmail.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:uIGN%231XaEHA.1644@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > GRL wrote:
    > > Since some time, my external DVD burner (NEC1100 on firewire) isn't
    > > able to work as a RW device. That is, the DVD disc is formatted by
    > > the system (WinXP Pro) correctly, but when I view the properties, I
    > > find that there is no available space (all the space seems already
    > > allocated) and indeed if I try to write, a window informs that it
    > > isn't possible to do it. My feeling is that this is not a problem
    > > related to the DVD hardware, but it is due to some process
    > > interfering with the system. Can someone help me?
    >
    > What application are you using to format the DVD media?
    > (Windows XP does not support DVD burning/formatting, although it may act
    > like it you are actually formatting them as CDs and more than likely
    ruining
    > the media.)
    >
    > --
    > <- Shenan ->
    > --
    > The information is provided "as is", with no guarantees of
    > completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any
    > kind, express or implied. In other words, read up before you take any
    > advice - you are the one ultimately responsible for your actions.
    >
    >
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