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Nero lacks Format/Prepare


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I cannot figure out how to format a DVD (or CD) with Nero 6.6.0.8.
In StartSmart, there is no entry for "Format/Prepare Rewritable CD/DVD".

The printed manual and the pdf manual files show the entries, but they do not appear in the list in the StartSmart window.

Has anyone else seen this?

(Nero seems to be everywhere; surely it can't be this bad.)

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RD
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AM i understanding correctly that you want to erase the disk?? not sure what is meant by formatting.

cheers woody
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I'm pretty sure I mean more than erase. I gather "quick erase" means delete file entries, and full erase means overwrite file data.

I don't know specifically what "format" means for a DVD. On hard disks, it used to mean to write timing tracks, sector flags, and whatever else the drive needed to find data. Presumably it means something analogous for DVDs.

Anyhow, I cannot find a "format" operation in my copy of Nero. The absence of the entry in the StartSmart window is obvious. How did this get past Nero QA?
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Turns out I needed to install InCD.

The Nero documentation mentions InCD, but does not explain its role in life.
And of course, at run time, the program didn't say anything about needing InCD.

Don't these people know what "User Friendly" means? Tsk.

Anyhow, my StartSmart has nice "Format" entries now.
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