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Offline macnext1

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DVD Write Protected
« on: March 11, 2016, 01:28:39 PM »
My daughter gave me a nice little toy that supposedly will let me read a VCR tape into my system. The idea being I would write the tape out to a DVD. So I took a DVD and tried to format it. Was informed it was write protected. Not knowing the pedigree of that DVD I went out today and purchased some brand new Memorex DVD-R discs. Loaded one and tried to format. Same problem -- write protected. What am I doing wrong?

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DVD Write Protected
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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 06:33:35 PM »
You just need to burn the data to the DVD.

Formating a DVD is for DVD+RW and DVD-RW only.
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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 12:16:35 AM »
I have Windows 7 and I think all I have to do is just copy a file to the disc. Tried that. It first told me to insert a disc. I did. Then it ground around for a long time, finally stopped. I tried to open it.  It asked me how I wanted to use the disc. I replied 'like a flash drive'. It tried to write a label.  Once again said disc was write protected. Perhaps my drive is screwed up? Can read but not write?

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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 12:10:46 PM »
Besides like a flash drive, what other option(s) is/are there?
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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 04:59:11 PM »
The other option displayed is "With a CD/DVD Player". It won't let me select that option. I click on it but it doesn't do anything.

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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 12:56:03 PM »
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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 11:31:11 PM »
Read that forum. Apparently he/she had a bad drive. I'll try that but first I want to try different discs. The discs I have are DVD-R. If you recall, the option given by Windows was 'use like a flash drive'. Which of course means you can write, read, erase, and write again. The way I understand DVD-R you can write once and read forever. I'll try getting some DVD-RW discs. I'll keep you posted on results. Might be a while discs coming by snail mail.

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Re: DVD Write Protected
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 11:31:11 PM »

 

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