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Topic # 53606 11-Dec-2009 12:27
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Would be good if a mod could toast this... seems my assistant who labelled my cd-rw discs also labelled a cd-r by mistake. Its now in itty bitty pieces in the bin (the cd that is, not the assistant).

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  Reply # 281492 11-Dec-2009 14:02
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Funny thing is that I've had a few CD RW's that have become CD-R's - just won't erase anymore. Or format. Sometimes using different R/W drive works to unlock the CD RW, but by then the disk is on it's way out.

Had a couple DVD RW's do the same, but I think that was because I was swapping it between recording on a PC, and recording on a DVR. Happens after a fair few read-write cycles (20+) , and usually by then the disk is pretty "well worn" and due to be biffed anyway.

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  Reply # 281539 11-Dec-2009 15:23
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Yeah I google searched and there was page after page of people with CD-RW discs that could not be erased or formatted as they said they were write protected.

In my case, the problem was the CDs I have do not say anything on them, ie no mention of size or type, so there is no way from looking to tell what sort of discs they are. Hence why I write on them if they are CD-RW or not.

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  Reply # 281550 11-Dec-2009 15:47
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Not the assistant, aww, what a pity :-P

I have a number of DVD-RAM discs but have no idea how to use them! I have butchered some "reference unbranded" UDF drivers from the "dell" and "Compaq" but none seem to work.

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