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erasing dvd-r's?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by closrm, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. closrm

    closrm Member

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    I know there's always ways to get around stuff in the computer world, so I was wondering if its possible the erase a dvd-r disc? I've wasted a few and I know know how to use the dvd decrypter so I'm just wondering?
     
  2. seandesad

    seandesad Guest

    only if its a rw

    if it is possible.. Id sure like to hear about it..
     
  3. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    The only way I know of is to use a "pink pearl #10"....Naww, can't go there...

    Seriously, once a DVD-/+R is written to, It's done. If you make a mistake, you get what is called a "coaster", good only for sitting cold drinks on.

    If you are using a DVD-/+RW, then these can be written over and over again.
     
  4. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    Not true!

    Also good for frisbee and blinding people in the right light at the right angle.
     
  5. sadsac

    sadsac Guest

    I like to see how far I can roll them.
     
  6. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    in my mainframe days i used to take great pleasure in doing that (rolling) open-reel tapes down the computer room (the room was almost the entire length of the floor we were on). You'd start to roll the tape then snatch it back and it would careen down the room at 900miles an hour then splinter everywhere

    ah, those were the days :)
     
  7. arniebear

    arniebear Active member

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    I plan on saving my Memorex coasters and decorating my Xmas tree, there certainly is enough of them.
     
  8. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Skeet shooting anyone?

    Once they have begun burning,that's it,they are toast.

    Now if you had a firmware issue and they failed during the "lead-in" phase-which happened to me, then you may still use them since no actual burn took place.
     
  9. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    cmon people answer the guys q's properly.

    u cant actually ERASE the disc BUT when u burn the cd in MULTISESSION MODE (nero supports it maybe other softwares too) u have the choice of either ADDING MORE FILES to the disc or DELETING files and folders

    when u delete files and folders, they dont actually get deleted. the burner simply writes some info to say the file doesnt exist

    u can keep writing to the disc until

    a)the space runs out

    b)u finalize the disc (no further writing possible)
     
  10. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    The question was about erasing a partially written DVD-r.

    I think the answer was given by a few people along with attempts of humor. One can't be serious all the time. Besides, there's alot more things to be serious about than a few pieces of circular plastic.
     
  11. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    what u sed is true but when it comes to the r series partially and wholy doesn't make much difference. the difference is MULTISESSION.


    there have been many replies i only tried to help didn't read all of them



    sorry for any inconvinience
     
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  12. arniebear

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    You cannot delete anything after it is written to a dvd-r or cd-r disk once it has been written. Only rewritable disks can be erased. Multisession is an unfinalized disk, it means you can go back an add to already written material, but you cannot erase. At least this is my experience. The question was can you erase an already written disk, so that closrm (the poster) does not waste anymore disks, and the answer is no.
     
  13. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    exactly, all the replies were spot on. We know our media. Plus i definitely know (or used to know) my open-reel mag tapes. I could even put new BOT markers on these tapes and use 'em again.
    Kids today and their new-fangled media!!, don't know their born :)

     
  14. seandesad

    seandesad Guest

    yes indeed very good for distance target shooting too..
     
  15. meatsack

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    This forum is for advanced questions. This thread should be put in the DVD-R newbies forum and not here. But anyways erasing a dvd-r is very much so impossible. This can be done as you have already been told only with dvd+/- rw's. Since the question has been answered this topic should be considered closed.
     
  16. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    geez man, have a sense of humor.
     
  17. babelfish

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    and maybe a smaller sig image? man that is HUGE!
     
  18. sadsac

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    And you can become mod AFTER your newbie status disappears.
     
  19. bilbo65

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    If you're tired of the responses, don't read the thread. Simple...:-D
     
  20. pulsar

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    We seem to be attracting the "Afterdawn Police" of late! Does sense of humour & answering the question consitute severe reprimands nowadays? Requesting for the thread to be closed is ridiculous!

    Ho hum, I guess this is what it has come to!

    Pulsar
     

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