Why can't I erase dvd-rw/cd-rw anymore?

vbimport

#1

Hello, I’m new here and would appreciate some advice…

I have the latest Nero(7.5.9.0) installed and I have an LG dvd writer installed on winXP pro. As of 2 months ago, I can no longer erase/format dvd-rw/cd-rw disks. I know it isn’t the software or the LG burner since I have tested both on my other computer and all works well. I am pointing the finger at winXP but have no idea where the problem could be coming from. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since I am not interested in re-installing winXP.

Thank you in advance.


#2

Try it with Imgburn and dVDInfopro.

If FAST erase wont work, try FULL FORMAT.


#3

Thanks for your reply. As I said, the problem is definitely from winXP as I have tried other software packages to try and erase my cd/dvds but to no avail. The result is the same every time. Here is an image of the error I am getting:



#4

Do you have Alcohol installed by any chance?

Welcome to the forum, BTW :slight_smile:


#5

Thank you.

Yes I do have Alcohol installed as well. As I mentioned earlier, I have tried every software I can think of. I noticed something when I tested the drive in another computer: I inserted a blank cd-rw and looked at the cd info. My LG drive recognizes it as a cd-rw. No problems there right? Once I finished burning something to the disk, I looked at the cd info again and now the disk is recognized as a generic cd-rom. Anyways, I think I have no choice but to re-install winXP.

Thanks for trying to help.


#6

If you are going that far (Reinstalling the XP) then you be better off to do reformaing your drive ohterwise just reinstalling the Windows might not solve your problem.


#7

Try this first, before going the reinstall route.

In Alcohol, under Emulation settings, make sure the option for “Ignore Media Type” is unchecked. :slight_smile:


#8

[QUOTE=Arachne;1668521]Try this first, before going the reinstall route.

In Alcohol, under Emulation settings, make sure the option for “Ignore Media Type” is unchecked. :)[/QUOTE]

Fabulous!!! That did the trick for me!!! Thanks a million!


#9

Hehe, you’re welcome :)…and welcome to the forum!


#10

[QUOTE=Arachne;1668521]Try this first, before going the reinstall route.

In Alcohol, under Emulation settings, make sure the option for “Ignore Media Type” is unchecked. :)[/QUOTE]

Bless you Archne! I joined this site just to tell you that you are a great help! :clap::bow:


#11

Okay so :frowning: It had said the file was erased and yet it isn’t :frowning: so instead of giving me an error message like everything else it just lied to me… and now if I go to try and format it via windows I am told it’s write protected…


#12

Buy new RW media or a newer burner.