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Why formatting dvd+r doesn't fully erase

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June 10, 2005 10:23:01 PM

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When I format a 4.7 GB DVD+R I only get "total size 4.37GB" and "Free Space
4.08GB". This means 0.29GB of some hidden info is on the disk. I can drag
files to the disk OK but cannot burn using Sonic Record Now because that
program wants to see a totally blank disk.

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Henry George
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June 11, 2005 12:18:25 PM

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Hi,

You wouldn't format a DVD-R, you'd need to use DVD-RW media to fully wipe
the disk.

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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

"Henry" <henry@weston.com> wrote in message
news:F8D36F81-963B-465B-96A9-1A7D645D480D@microsoft.com...
> When I format a 4.7 GB DVD+R I only get "total size 4.37GB" and "Free
> Space
> 4.08GB". This means 0.29GB of some hidden info is on the disk. I can drag
> files to the disk OK but cannot burn using Sonic Record Now because that
> program wants to see a totally blank disk.
>
> --
> Henry George
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