In short, for whatever reason, I can no longer burn DVDs using blank DVD+R but instead can only do so using DVD+RW on my laptop. This shouldnâ€™t be the case for two reasons.
First, when ready for burning and I pop in my blank DVD+R, I get a message saying â€œThis disc is not writable. Please insert a writable discâ€¦â€¦â€
It goes on to say â€œDisc required for the compilation: DVD+R/RWâ€
â€œDisc type in the recorder: DVD+Râ€
So I take it that what I need is either DVD+R or DVD+RW but obviously the disc thatâ€™s in there is DVD+R. That makes no sense.
Secondly and most illogical is that when first started burning, I was using DVD+R!! I still have those movies that I burned using DVD+R but I can no longer do so with DVD+R.
I canâ€™t understand why my laptop is no longer allowing DVD+R for burning. I used to be able to do so with no problem but now it only takes DVD+RW which is a bit more expensive (although rewritable). But I would much prefer to go back to using DVD+R.
I canâ€™t come up with a theory as to why it no longer allows DVD+R. Between the time I first started burning and now, the laptop has crashed a few times and I had to reinstall windows. I also had to get a brand new hard drive. But even before I got a new hard drive, it was already at a point where it was only taking DVD+RW, and no longer DVD+R. Besides, I donâ€™t think having to install windows again or new hard drive should have any effect.
I am hoping that someone can figure out why this is the case and would like to know how I can go back to using DVD+R for burning instead of DVD+RW.
Thanks in advance.