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May 27, 2005 5:47:19 AM

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I would like to format a DVD-RW on my PC with Windows XP. The DVD burner is a
SONY DVD RW DW-U14A. When I go to explorerselct the DVD path and click
(righthand) on the mouse onto the DVD rewriter icon, the menu is not showing
Format. buring DVD-R and DVD+R is not a problem

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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 7:36:01 AM

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

Rudy,

I'm not a 100% certain on this so I could be wrong but I don't think this
feature is available for DVD's as standard. On my laptop I am running Sonic
DLA which allows me to do what you are trying to do, but on a couple of other
machines around me that have DVD burners and the software that came with them
installed this feature is not there.

Take a look at the following for more information:

************************************************************
Courtesy of Alex Nichol - MVP:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm
************************************************************

Steve

"rudy" wrote:

> I would like to format a DVD-RW on my PC with Windows XP. The DVD burner is a
> SONY DVD RW DW-U14A. When I go to explorerselct the DVD path and click
> (righthand) on the mouse onto the DVD rewriter icon, the menu is not showing
> Format. buring DVD-R and DVD+R is not a problem
>
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 10:47:40 AM

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

Hi,

WindowsXP does not support formatting optical media natively, you need third
party software for that. What it does do is "erase", but I believe that only
applies to CD media, not DVD.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"rudy" <rudy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I would like to format a DVD-RW on my PC with Windows XP. The DVD burner is
>a
> SONY DVD RW DW-U14A. When I go to explorerselct the DVD path and click
> (righthand) on the mouse onto the DVD rewriter icon, the menu is not
> showing
> Format. buring DVD-R and DVD+R is not a problem
>
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