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CD-RW discs show blank but show full in properties

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by chalky, Nov 17, 2003.

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  1. chalky

    chalky Thread Starter

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    I mistakenly tried M/S Backup to back up My Documents so I can reformat...

    Should have known better as I know it is not good...

    Anyway I used CD-RW discs all new... and as the backups didn't record I erased the discs. Although they open up and show completely blank, they show as full in properties...trying to use CD Creator as I normally do tells me that the discs are 10 MB when I know they are 650 MB....

    Does anyone know why this is...I'm not bothered about the discs they are cheap enough to throw away and replace, I'll carry on copying and pasting or using CD Creator in the future it's just bugging me as to why this happens...:confused:
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    don't know why it's doing it, but have you tried to reformat to reclaim the space?
     
  3. mobo

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    And do not choose the quick erase as well as this only erases the table of contents.
     
  4. chalky

    chalky Thread Starter

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    If I try to use the discs after just erasing , they show as 650 MB, but tells me the disc is write protected when I try to use them, so I reformat to use as Data discs and that's when they show as 10MB...:confused:

    I have at least 50 other discs that I have used - erased - and reused again without any problems...maybe it has something to do with M/S Backup...I'll not be using it again...I've tossed the discs, they are just useless now.. It's just bugging me as to why this happened and I was wondering if anyone had come across this before...

    Cheers anyway guys...:)
     
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