Creating recovery disks on DVD's

  daisy2bell 08:06 04 Nov 2006

I am about to create a recovery disk for my new laptop.
Hit a slight problem, when it asks me what media I want to use it gives me 3 options:
DVD (DL) 1 needed
DVD 2 needded
CD 20 needed

My question is

What is a DVD (DL)

  VoG II 08:09 04 Nov 2006

Double Layer DVD.

  daisy2bell 08:10 04 Nov 2006

Just did a google and found it to be double layer.

Can these be obtained from PC world?

If possible I want it all on one disk as opposed to 2.
I've also found out that for recovery disks it wont accept RW ones.

  daisy2bell 08:20 04 Nov 2006

This is a system info of my drive:

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type CD-ROM
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate Not Available
SCSI Target ID 0
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVDRW___DVR-K16_________________1.15____\46_04446334C303233325733204C202020202020
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 04/08/2004 22:00)

Question: Is my drive + or -
or is it both

  Graham. 08:33 04 Nov 2006

It would seem to be + and -, Dual Layer

click here

  daisy2bell 08:43 04 Nov 2006

Thanks VOG and Graham

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