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January 21, 2013 8:15:52 PM

I upgraded my computer in 2011 with Windows 7. I am trying to download videos onto a DVD-R. My computer tells me I need to format the disc first. OK, no problem I can do that....I indicated I want to use a DVD player to Mastered vs. USB flash drive but when I hit next the window pops up that says "Windows can't read the disc in drive E:\. Please help...what am I doing wrong, very frustrated.

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January 22, 2013 4:34:55 PM

Is it a blank disk? If it's a DVD-R it's not a RW so you can't anything else to a used disk. Try a different disk. If the disk is a DVD-R it will not need formatting if new.
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January 28, 2013 11:34:54 PM

Yes, it is blank, and I also purchased a RW. Removing the docs/images is not that important.
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January 29, 2013 11:22:53 AM

Does any other burning work with the drive and disks? Did this ever work? Try a demo of Nero at www.nero.com see if that will burn properly. If nothing works, you could have a bad DVD burner. Try burning a CD, sometimes either the CD or DVD pickup goes bad.
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February 11, 2013 2:25:00 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Does any other burning work with the drive and disks? Did this ever work? Try a demo of Nero at www.nero.com see if that will burn properly. If nothing works, you could have a bad DVD burner. Try burning a CD, sometimes either the CD or DVD pickup goes bad.



This is so odd. I was able to format the disc=A0(so I thought) but after 5 =
minutes of waiting, I still was not able to download videos or photos on th=
e DVD. When I checked the disc to see if the photos made it to the DVD, I g=
ot a message that said I needed to format the disc. I am so fraustrated.

Phyllis A. Johnson

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February 14, 2013 11:52:48 AM

pjohnson723 said:
This is so odd. I was able to format the disc=A0(so I thought) but after 5 =
minutes of waiting, I still was not able to download videos or photos on th=
e DVD. When I checked the disc to see if the photos made it to the DVD, I g=
ot a message that said I needed to format the disc. I am so fraustrated.

Phyllis A. Johnson


Did you use Nero? You may just have a bad drive.
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February 14, 2013 12:05:29 PM

pjohnson723 said:
This is so odd. I was able to format the disc=A0(so I thought) but after 5 =
minutes of waiting, I still was not able to download videos or photos on th=
e DVD. When I checked the disc to see if the photos made it to the DVD, I g=
ot a message that said I needed to format the disc. I am so fraustrated.

Phyllis A. Johnson


I'm with hang-the-9 on this one. If the drive is prompting you to format then it is likely bad.

You can try removing the upper/lower filters, steps found . HERE , and see if it helps.
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February 25, 2013 12:54:07 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Did you use Nero? You may just have a bad drive.



I will have to see if I have Nero. Does not sound familiar.
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February 25, 2013 12:55:50 PM

hedwar2011 said:
I'm with hang-the-9 on this one. If the drive is prompting you to format then it is likely bad.

You can try removing the upper/lower filters, steps found . HERE , and see if it helps.


I will try that and see if that helps. Thanks and I will get back with you.
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