My question is do DVD-RW discs need to be formatted? And if so how do you do that. I just got my dvd burner a Toshiba sd-5022 and I burn dvd-r fine but did a dvd-rw and even when Nero reported a sucessful burn it is not recognized by windows so now I can't even erase it! When I put a new dvd-rw in the light on the drive never goes out windows does not recognize it and if I double click on it it either acts like there is nothing in the drive or says it is not formatted. I have searched for hours and not seen anywhere where people are talking about formatting dvd-rw's or how to do it. I have Nero 18.104.22.168 and see no where in there about formatting. Can someone please help me with this as I don't want to waste any more discs. Thanks!