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New DVDs are full?


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periwinkle

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When I put in a brand new JVC DVD-R into my DVD writer driver, my computer shows that it is completely full! It shows 0 free space, with 0 bytes. What is going on here? Do I need to format this disk? Did I get an entire batch of junk DVDs? I don't believe any of them has ever recorded anything on them.

Now, just to test this theory, since I tried burning a project with Nero using one of these DVD-R disks by JVC and it failed, I used a different blank DVD+RW (Great Quality) from Fry's Electronics. My project burned successfully with no problems at all. Why would all these brand new JVC disks be full? And, when the computer gives me information about them, it shows them as CDs. Nero-ROM pops open every time I put one of these JVC DVDs in my computer. What is going on here? The disks say DVD-R right on them. Oh, I got them at Big Lots. Perhaps that's why?

Any ideas?
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Ah YES, the cheap disks that are always a problem. I has someone give me a 100 set of off-brand DVD disks and after burning 13 coasters i just threw out the whole lot of them and went out and bought a 100 set of TDK dvd disks. Never had that problem with them. I also buy Imation, and H-P dvd disks when they are on sale at the local stores. I've never had any problems with them in 7 different computers. I did have some problems with off brand disks bought at the local stores at one time so i stick with the good brands.

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I second that.... especially with dvd disks though it still somewhat applies to cd as well. I also found that some drives seem to like certain brand/color disks.... dont' ask me why but they do...
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