Blank DVD-R Read as Full, WinXP


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xlurker

The graphic for CD drive properties in my WinXP displays as
all-color-blue ("used space") on new, blank DVD-Rs. All six space and
capacity fields in that properties box read zero.

Attempts to copy files to the DVD-R return a notification that Windows
encountered a problem. The problem is not described in that
notification.

XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for me with no problems on blank
disks from that same spindle. I had not made any changes to the default
burn speed specification at that time. I tried turning the speed down
to 8X to remedy this current problem, but that created no cure.

Please post out an explanation and remedy for me and others who might
in the future search on this problem.
 
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Shenan Stanley

The graphic for CD drive properties in my WinXP displays as
all-color-blue ("used space") on new, blank DVD-Rs. All six space and
capacity fields in that properties box read zero.

Attempts to copy files to the DVD-R return a notification that Windows
encountered a problem. The problem is not described in that
notification.

XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for me with no problems on blank
disks from that same spindle. I had not made any changes to the
default burn speed specification at that time. I tried turning the
speed down to 8X to remedy this current problem, but that created no
cure.

Please post out an explanation and remedy for me and others who might
in the future search on this problem.

Windows XP does not support burning to DVDs.
What third party application were you using before?
 
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kurttrail

12:51 said:
So the OP lied when he said "XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for
me" ?

Not likely. More likely, the OP was just stupid.

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HillBillyBuddhist

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| > (e-mail address removed) wrote:
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| > Windows XP does not support burning to DVDs.
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| So the OP lied when he said "XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for me" ?
|


No the OP was mistaken or misspoke.

As Shenan correctly pointed out Windows XP has no native capability to burn
DVDs and properly attempted to determine what third party software was in
use in an effort to be helpful.

The purpose of your post was?

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I was just trying to help.
Please use your own best judgment before implementing any suggestions or
advice herein.
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Your mileage may vary.
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Shenan Stanley

xlurker said:
The graphic for CD drive properties in my WinXP displays as
all-color-blue ("used space") on new, blank DVD-Rs. All six space
and capacity fields in that properties box read zero.

Attempts to copy files to the DVD-R return a notification that
Windows encountered a problem. The problem is not described in that
notification.

XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for me with no problems on blank
disks from that same spindle. I had not made any changes to the
default burn speed specification at that time. I tried turning the
speed down to 8X to remedy this current problem, but that created no
cure.

Please post out an explanation and remedy for me and others who
might in the future search on this problem.

Shenan said:
Windows XP does not support burning to DVDs.
What third party application were you using before?

12:51 said:
So the OP lied when he said "XP had created XP recovery DVD-Rs for
me" ?

It's only lying *if* the OP knew that previously and did not just assume
that they either (a) burned DVDs and not CDs or (b) Windows XP had done the
actual burning of the DVDs and not some program the manufacturer had
installed for this particular feature.
 
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