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UDF formatting - drive, app, or media problem?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Merlin666, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Merlin666

    Merlin666 Member

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    I'm not sure if this is a hardware, software or media problem, so I put it in the newbie section. I have a laptop with LG GWA 4040N, a few boxes of mitsumi DVD+RW, and roxio 6. I haven't used any of the discs for a few years and wanted to do some backups, but when I format them with drag-to-disk, all of the unformatted discs report a write error. Discs that I had formatted earlier seem to be fine, and I also burnt a few DVD-Rs recently without problem.

    So how can I figure out if:

    a) all the discs are faulty (no access to another drive)
    b) the drive if failing, or
    c) the problem is with Roxio.

    I am not aware of another UDF formatting tool, but have nero 6, alcohol, imgburn installed, as well as dual boot with ubuntu. Any suggestions?
     
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    laddyboy Regular member

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    Have you tried formatting the disks on another system with a different burner. It may just be your burner dislikes the media. Laptop burners can be very picky sometimes. Have you tried formatting with Nero Burning ROM?
     
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    I will try to find someone with a dvd burner to give it a try. I have NERO 6 installed and have not found a fomatting option on there, but I tried the erase disc option and it did not work.
     
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