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DVD drive - disk not formatted

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by lostking, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. lostking

    lostking Thread Starter

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    When I load a blank CD/DVD into the DVD drive I get a "Disk Not Formatted" message: "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows." This occurs on any blank disk - CD, DVD, DR/RW etc. Pre-recorded disks play fine. I have both Nero & Cyberlink Power Cinema on my system. Any ideas would be welcome.
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    Does Nero work?

    If so, ignore the message. Windows wants to format the blank disk. 99%of the time, that isn't what you want.

    Courtney
     
  3. lostking

    lostking Thread Starter

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    Thanks Courtney,
    Yes Nero works, but I can't get past the "Disk not formatted" dialogue box so it is not possible to get Nero to recognize the disk in the DVD drive.


    Paul
     
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