Hi, When I use a new unformatted blank Dvd -R +r or RW, etc, my DVD drive will not recognize the blank media. When I RT. click the DVD drive, I do not get a format option to format the blank disk! Is there a free simple utility I can download that will format these new blank disks? I am using Win XP home with a 3 computer home network. I used to back up movie DVDs with backup programs that would write to these blank DVDs, however this copy DVD program has no DVD format option. It only reads a movie DVD movie then writes it to my blank DVDs. Therefore, unless I use these disks to backup DVD movies, I can't just simply format them to be recognized and used to copy other files, etc. Can you please recommend a simple utility program or several generic programs to format these blank new DVDs? Thank you very much. Miles Ps. Or do I have a hardware or software problem that is preventing my computers from recognizing these blank disks and offer me a rt. click context menu to format them? These DVD drives are recognized by my computer, just not the unformatted new disks!!!