Guess I just don't communicate well by e-mail. I would have gotten a far most complex message than you apparently did.
Hey, I have been downloading for decades. I struggled through the DOS years. . . .I even owned a Commodore 64. . . .
Please don't be offended by those comments. Allow to clarify my problem, which is as I stated: How does a PC user detemine if the blank DVD that was just inserted is a recordable one.
I burned 100s of CDs with Adaptec software. As I recall, each time a blank CD was inserted, the user knew right away what to expect. If the CD was a dud, a message appeared telling the user that the CD could not be formatted.
If a similar situation occurs for you on your system, I envy you.
Also, I have read many posting at several forums that show that not always is there a message after the DVD blank is inserted.
On my AMD Athlon 1.67 GHz, 512 MB RAM system with a Pioneer DVR-106D(This is not a "rocket."), I sometimes get a Windows mutiple-choice pop-up prompting me to choose an action.
To make this message "briefest," please tell me if you know how to test blank DVDs.