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W7. Cannot reformat DVD


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Lighton

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Hi.

 

I created recovery DVDs for Dell Laptop. I no longer  need the information they contain, and want to erase the Disks.

 

When I click 'Format' I get the messaage, 'The dick is write protected'.

 

How to over-come this please ?.

 

Thank you.


Edited by Lighton, 18 November 2018 - 01:07 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hello Lighton,

 

I created recovery DVDs

 

 

Not all types of DVD disk can be formatted and re-used, what type of disk are you trying to format, DVD-R or DVD-RW.


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My apologies. I should have stated. They are DVD-RW.


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Have you seen the guide here

 

If following the steps at the link does not help I would suggest that you try formatting the disk/s on another computer, if you can format them on another computer you may have a problem with the disk burner that you are presently trying to use.


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