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Unable to erase DVD+RW

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by bbypookie, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. bbypookie

    bbypookie Member

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    I recently wrote some files to my Maxell DVD+RW and an old Memorex DVD+RW, but now I'm unable to erase the DVDs. When I use ImgBurn to erase the disc, it states that the erase was successful, but then the actual description of the disc states that the disc is not empty. I have tried erasing it with Nero 9, but the option to give it a full format is greyed out, therefore, I am unable to erase the disc. Also, both my DVD drives have the ability to read and write to DVD+RW and DVD-RW. (Info gathered from Nero's Infotool)

    Does anyone have a solution to this problem? I've been researching for the past 2 hours, but I haven't been able to come up with anything that works.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. davexnet

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    As far as I understand, an erase it not strictly necessary with a dvd +RW.
    Imgburn should be able to write to it as it is, and produce a normal result.

    Imgburn is very clever and knows what needs to be done. I learned a lot about
    the behavior of RW disks just by watching what Imgburn does!
     

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