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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

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    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

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

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

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    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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