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Re: Unable to Create System Image on DVD's

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by herman, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. herman

    herman Flightless Bird

    Jack Gillis wrote on 11/03/2009 16:56 :
    > I have Win 7 64 bit installed on my laptop as well as my desktop. System
    > images for both are on external HD's.
    >
    > On the laptop, I have created a system image on blank DVD's using DVD-R's.
    > No problems -- I can restore from the DVD's.
    >
    > However, when I try to create a system image on blank DVD-R's on my desktop,
    > I get a message saying something like, "format was unsuccessful." If
    > I use a
    > DVD+RW the process runs to completion and I can restore from it. I had to
    > use RW's because I don't have any +R's.
    >
    > I get the same unsuccessful message if I try to format a blank DVD-R with
    > Win 7.
    >
    > My DVD burner on the desktop says it is a +R. Does that mean I can't
    > use -R's.
    >
    > I've no idea whether this is a Win 7 problem, burner problem or a problem on
    > my part.
    >
    > Would someone please try to straighten out the dense old mind?
    >
    > Thank you very much.

    FYI did some searching and found the ans. One person said to use DVD-RW discs.
    Be sure to format them first by right clicking on the drive and then format.

    Have not tried this yet myself, good luck.

    whiskey
     
  2. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    If it does not say +- (only the + or the -) then you cannot burn the type
    that is not listed. I didn't think any new drives were not +-, older drives
    were sometimes one or the other but not both. It is possible that the drive
    could have its firmware updated but that is a long shot. Worth a try to
    check the drive maker's web site for possible firmware update.

    Michael


    "herman" <herman@domain-xyz.in> wrote in message
    news:3cGdnb7YNfqdSP3WRVn_vwA@giganews.com...
    > Jack Gillis wrote on 11/03/2009 16:56 :
    >> I have Win 7 64 bit installed on my laptop as well as my desktop. System
    >> images for both are on external HD's.
    >>
    >> On the laptop, I have created a system image on blank DVD's using
    >> DVD-R's.
    >> No problems -- I can restore from the DVD's.
    >>
    >> However, when I try to create a system image on blank DVD-R's on my
    >> desktop,
    >> I get a message saying something like, "format was unsuccessful." If
    >> I use a
    >> DVD+RW the process runs to completion and I can restore from it. I had to
    >> use RW's because I don't have any +R's.
    >>
    >> I get the same unsuccessful message if I try to format a blank DVD-R with
    >> Win 7.
    >>
    >> My DVD burner on the desktop says it is a +R. Does that mean I can't
    >> use -R's.
    >>
    >> I've no idea whether this is a Win 7 problem, burner problem or a problem
    >> on
    >> my part.
    >>
    >> Would someone please try to straighten out the dense old mind?
    >>
    >> Thank you very much.

    > FYI did some searching and found the ans. One person said to use DVD-RW
    > discs.
    > Be sure to format them first by right clicking on the drive and then
    > format.
    >
    > Have not tried this yet myself, good luck.
    >
    > whiskey
     

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