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Old 09-19-2004, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD+RW.....Wont !! - erase/reformat?

I right-click on my HP300c DVD+RW drive , with RW disc containing movie files. On menu I will see "Erase this disc". I choose that , and an error pops up telling me something about another program trying to record to the drive ?? I have made certain all apps are closed , tried rebooting....same error. If I go back to right-click again w/out rebooting, the "erase" option is no longer there!
One techie suggested problem could be "Record Now" , and that I may have to uninstall it? Instead , I encrypted it's program folder to make it invisible , then rebooted. Same error message occurs.
BTW , only program I could find that had an "erase" function for DVD discs was........Record Now !!??
Very discouraged here......any ideas?

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Old 09-19-2004, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try DVDInfoPro

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Old 09-20-2004, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is your dvd able to write DVD RAM. If so, right click on your drive and check the 'enable CD recording on this drive tab'. This will allow you to drag and drop files on your DVD and erase/reformat from windows.
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Old 11-02-2004, 05:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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DVDInfopro worked!! Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how much data is on that dvd.

a mb figure.
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