I am losing a lot of DVD-RWs because I cannot erase them. The reason I bought these discs was because they were erasable and therefore rewritable. Ordinarily, I can erase these discs (I use only one brand). On too many occasions though, I cannot. I have searched the Internet for an answer and have not found a suitable one yet.
Most of the time, my problem arises when I try to erase a disc containing data. Several times though, I cannot erase movies. I am not given the erase option under computer. I am given the format option. When I try this option, I am told the disc is write protected.
When I use Active DVD Eraser, I am told that the media inserted is not erasable or burner does not support this media type. Neither is true.
I don’t know a lot about finalizing or closing a disc. I can tell you though, that the discs I can’t erase were burned with the same settings as those I can erase.
I cannot believe there is not a software that will erase these discs.
I will appreciate any help anyone can offer.