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Empty DVD disc showing as full.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Zimmyb, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. Zimmyb

    Zimmyb Thread Starter

    Nov 30, 2008
    I'm running Windows XP, Home Edition.

    Every time I put a blank DVD in the drawer, it shows up as being full even though it's a brand-new empty disc. when I go to My Computer, and right-click on the CD Drive(E:) icon with a TDK DVD-R or a Philips DVD+RW disc in the drive and choose Properties, the whole disc shows up Blue and says there's 0 bytes free.
  2. nickm926


    Dec 26, 2007
    You need to format it. Right click on the CD and press format if it isn't prompting you to
  3. Rick_in_Fla


    Apr 1, 2007
    You would only format a dvd (or a cd for that matter) if you were using packet writing software.
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    What you're seeing is normal. Windows XP can't burn to DVD natively. You need to use a third-party DVD burning program like Nero, Roxio, CDBurnerXP, etc.
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