I am using Norton's Ghost 2003 to backup my system to DVD+RW disks. I used to back it up to CD-RW and these disks could be erased using Nero Burning software, and the disks then appeared completely blank i.e. as new. However, the Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD software has not got this function for DVD+RW you can only format the disk. This is of no use as Norton's Ghost says the disk is no blank and rejects it. Does any one know of a programme that will erase rewriteable DVD so that they apear blank?
SpyMan I should have said I am using Window XP Home edition - The only format comand available for the drive is the one which the Pinnacle software puts there which formates it as a DVD+RW disk which Norton's say is then not a blank disk.
Martin. How about reinstalling nero again. Mine is also a bundled version and the facility to erase rewritable is there under the Recorder applet. What vbersion is it and have you unpgraded it? Also if you format your disc via In-CD may help.
Rickf, Have tried uninstalling both the Pinnacle software and Nero software then re-installed Nero. The Nero only allows burning to the drive it came with which is a CD drive not a DVD drive the version is 5.5. So for the moment I have reistalled the Pinnacle as that allows me to use both the CD drive and the DVD drive, I found with both software installed together there are conflicts as they appear to both want to take control of the drives, especially the Pinnacle software. Thanks for your help.
Thanks everyone! I have been back to the pinnacle web site and found the information I required. So I am now able to completely blank a DVD+RW disk so that it appears as new without any formate on it which Norton's Ghost 2003 accepts! Thank you again for you input.
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