Windows backup and DVD rewrite

  phil.smith 12:02 19 Dec 2004
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I have made a backup using Windows backup and copied it onto a rerecordable DVD

I have now done a second backup and want to store it on the same DVD but the wizard tells me to erase the DVD first

When I click on erase DVD in the side window the wizard starts but then says it is unable to complete the erase

Help please why is it not letting me erase?

(win XP Home)

Thanks

Phil

  mattyc_92 12:35 19 Dec 2004

Because the windows formatting thing is only compatiable with cd-rs, cd-rws and partitions/harddisks..... DVDs are compatiable

  phil.smith 15:28 19 Dec 2004

Does this mean that I am unable to erase my DVD then even though it is a rerecordable one?

Thanks

Phil

  mattyc_92 15:37 19 Dec 2004

Yes, but only if you are using "windows".... You can use programs such as "Nero 6" and that will work perfectly.....

  phil.smith 16:27 19 Dec 2004

Have used Recordnow which came with the computer and all is well

Many thanks for help

Merry Christmas

Phil

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