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Postby bgula on Thu Feb 06, 2003 12:52 pm

I've been having problems with CDRW's and disk errors. I burned a VCD directly to a out-of-the-box CDRW using Nero and now I want to re-burn a new VCD, but I get an error. I have tried to erase the disk with Nero, EZCD-Creator and then re-burn, but still get errors. Did I ruin the CDRW by not formatting it first, or does that matter? If I do need to format first, what should I be using to format the disk?

Thanks for any info.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Feb 06, 2003 9:07 pm

first of all, did you do a quick or a full erase?
try a full erase if you haven't already done so. much preferable to a quick erase.

you did not ruin the CDRW disc by not formatting it. there is no need to format a disc before writing to it (unless you do packet writing, which is something completely different, i don't think your'e talking about that...)

what brand of CDRW media are you using?
try another brand. Verbatim are highly recommended.
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Postby bgula on Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:31 pm

I've done several full erases, but get an erase error. I'm using Memorex CDRWs. I've now had 4 of 5 disks from this pack ending up with errors. Is it me, or is it the media?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:33 pm

bgula wrote:I've done several full erases, but get an erase error. I'm using Memorex CDRWs. I've now had 4 of 5 disks from this pack ending up with errors. Is it me, or is it the media?

Its definitely the media. Memorex CD-RW's are the worst you can buy. Dump them in the trash and get some Verbatim's. Everyone knows Memorex CD-RW's are of VERY poor quality and several error checking programs will back that statement up.

Check out the following thread, as it shows pics of the poor quality Memorex CD-RW disc being checked with Nero CD Speed and CD Doctor.
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8729
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:41 pm

it's the media.
can't find just now, but there's quite a few posts about how bad this media is.
Spazmogen wrote some of them plus pictures too of CDSpeed ScanDisc with LOTS of red - terrible.


damn, Buddha, you beat me to it AND found those pics!
not fair you got broadband faster search... :x :wink:
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