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    creating DVD's

    I have a DVD writer on my system, but I have never been able to figure out how to use it. Reading is not a problem, but I can't seem to make it create DVD's.

    I gave up on it a while back, but now I need to create some files on a DVD.

    Last time I tried to create a DVD the system left something hanging and every so often when I boot - I get a message saying there are still files to be written.

    Can anyone suggest a "Primer" on using a DVD to create files?

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    Re: creating DVD's

    What OS ??
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    Re: creating DVD's

    The basics can be found here.
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    Re: creating DVD's

    Windows XP

    Thank you I will check the link out

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    Re: creating DVD's

    What software are you using to create DVDs? And what kind? Video, data, audio?

    I like Nero's authoring tools for DVD creation, personally. Might be worth checking out, as it takes a lot of guesswork out of learning, but the advanced features are there when you're ready.
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    Re: creating DVD's

    I only have the software that came with the system(from Dell) it has a version of Roxio Creator

    I cannot find any options to Format the DVD's I bought (DVD+RW) - it seems like I need to format them before I use them

    Do I need to purchase more software?

    Tom

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    Re: creating DVD's

    The version of Roxio that came with your Dell probably has a limited feature set, and may not support rewritable DVDs. It's a crappy ploy to get you to fork over money for the full product.

    If you plan to use the discs as rewriteable media, they do indeed need to be formatted. As to whether you need to purchase more software, I'm not sure - there may be freeware products that will do what you need. You can try asking that question in Software Finds and Wants, or if you would rather not experiment, I suggest Nero Burning ROM, which includes a tool called InCD that will allow you to use a rewriteable DVD as a giant floppy disc.
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    Re: creating DVD's

    Are you sure that it is a DVD burner and NOT just a CD burner?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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