Cannot format CDRW

  rawprawn 16:27 11 Dec 2004

I have just bought some new discs and I am getting this message when I try to format usindg Nero InCD "Error writing the disc in E: Please confirm that the disc is compatible with the drive and is not damaged" They format on my friends machine, I have had no problem before. Any ideas please.
PS I have also tried using Pinnacle with the same result.

  woodchip 16:36 11 Dec 2004

Not compatible with your Drive. Try different media

  rawprawn 16:46 11 Dec 2004

Can you explain please.

  rawprawn 08:41 12 Dec 2004

I still have not solved the problem, in fact if I get my friend to format a cd for me it then is showing full and read only, if I try to erase It says Non Allocable space write protected. I really am stuck.

  Gongoozler 09:50 12 Dec 2004

InCD along with all other packet writing software is notoriously unreliable and unpredictable in it's behaviour click here

  rawprawn 12:32 12 Dec 2004

Thanks for that but I am still struggling, it really just says they are all unreliable, but it was working no problems about 1 month ago when I last useed it. I have installed and tried Pinnacle on my machine but with similar results in other words No Way can I format or erase. In E: properties in "Drive Supports" I get MRW Read Yes, MRW Write No. DRT_DM NO. I assume that MRW Write means it hasn't been formatted. I am at a total loss and would be grateful of any suggestions.

  Gongoozler 12:44 12 Dec 2004

Just in the hope that it gives us a clue, what version of Windows are you using, what cd-rw drive and do you have more than one type of cd writing software installed?

  Dorsai 12:59 12 Dec 2004

Does the drive work fine in all respects, apart from with these new disks?

If it operates perfectly well with other disks, then i would say what woodchip said. Your drive cant use the new disks. Dont buy that make again, and give them to your friend, who's machine can use them.

I bought a spidle of Packard Bell CD-R and not one would write properly, but JVC disks work fine, as do Imation.

  rawprawn 13:04 12 Dec 2004

Windows XP Home SP2 Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-308B. Device manager shows it working properly. I Have Nero 6.6.03 (just Updated but I have tried rolling back to before the update with no better luck ) I have just installed Pinnacle Instant CD to see if that would work but it has the same problem. I have even used system restore to go as far back as it will go with no luck.

  rawprawn 14:36 12 Dec 2004

The ones I bought yesterday were Phillips, I have been and got some TDK today, with no difference. I have some Packard Bell which I am using at the moment which I formatted a while ago and they are fine and I can write to CDR with no problem. It is just CDRW that are the problem and I am unable to understand why which is bugging me.

  Gongoozler 15:56 12 Dec 2004

I did a search for "Please confirm that the disc is compatible with the drive and is not damaged" and below are just some of the discussions on the topic. I don't think any of them came up with a conclusive answer, but there is an update to InCD click here

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