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InCD v3.5.1 CDRW Format Options grayed Out....?

Postby EEG161 on Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:16 pm

I used nero 5 to rease a used CDRW then used InCD to format it.
All of the choices of format were grayed out, e.g. Quick Format, etc...
Why is this?
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Postby Inertia on Wed Dec 18, 2002 5:56 pm

There are two types of "quick format":

1. CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier). Your 40x Plextor does not support Mt. Rainier.

2. Reformatting a formatted CD-RW without first erasing it using the "Normal Format" mode. The data on the CD-RW is not removed, but only the information structure as to where it is located. This is similar in effect to deleting the files. The disc appears to be blank and during a writing operation previously written but unaccessible files are overwritten with the new files.

If you are starting a packet writing format with a blank (erased) CD-RW disc, Normal Format is not available because there is no underlying structure remaining from a previous format. It is necessary to do a Complete Format, which is the only format possible.

That's why the formatting choices are greyed out when a blank disc is formatted. ;)
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Postby EEG161 on Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:44 pm

Thanks, that makes perfect sense.
The 40x Plextor is supposed to be Mt.Rainer compatible soon with a firmware update from Plextor. It was made with that possibility in mind for a later upgrade. I hope they issue it soon. In the meantime, Nero5/InCD is giving me other problems. Arrgghhh!
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