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Old 23. Jun 2014, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot format a DVD-RW disc & more

I cannot format a DVD-RW disc. The format runs for a while & then I get the message "Windows was unable to complete the format". I have checked all over the internet for the past two days & I cannot find a resolve or reason for this problem. Can someone please give me some assistance for this problem?
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Old 23. Jun 2014, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How are you trying to format the disc? Are you directly trying to format it via Windows... or are you using a disc burning software to do it?

Using a disc burning software is the right way to format optical discs.

Like, I use BurnAware free, and it has an option to erase disc, which is used to erase DVD-RW discs. If you are using some other software, try to locate that option in it.

If you are using a disc burning software, and still unable to erase the disc, maybe the disc has gone bad?
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Old 23. Jun 2014, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are using a disc burning software, and still unable to erase the disc, maybe the disc has gone bad?
Don't know if it my hardware, the environment here of if they plain don't like me , but I find the lifespan of DVD/RW's to be much shorter than they used to be.
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Old 23. Jun 2014, 08:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, the quality has definitely decreased. Also, these DVD-RW discs are pretty unreliable, and you never know when they might go bad.

I have a DVD-RW, and CD-RW, which I use sometimes to test discs, or for temporary use. I rarely use them, so they are still working good.
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