DVD-RW disc not recognised by read/write drive as a disc

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Don, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Don

    Don Guest

    I recently erased the files on a DVD-RW disc to make more storage room
    available. The disc is now no longer recognised as a disc by my DVD
    reader/writer drive. Can I recover the use of this disc?

    I tried to format the disc with no success. Is it possible to format a
    DVD-RW or CD-RW disc and is this likely to solve my problem? It seems
    that I can only format a floppy disc on my Sony Vaio desktop PCW_RX306
    which uses Windows XP home.

    Any advice would be gratefully received. Many thanks.
    Don, Jul 8, 2006
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  2. Don

    beenthere Guest

    And the software you are using to achieve the format is ?.
    beenthere, Jul 9, 2006
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  3. Don

    Don Guest

    I was hoping to use Windows XP. Windows XP enables me to Format a
    floppy disc and I was hoping to do the same with the DVD-RW discs which
    are no longer recognised as discs by my drives.

    Do I need special software? Can I recover the use of these discs as
    DVD-RW by re-formating or any other way or am I wasting my time? If
    formating will help what software do I need and where can I get it?

    Thanks for your help.
    Don, Jul 9, 2006
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