DVD Drag tro Disc burning in Vista. now I cant see anywhere else?!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ratedr, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Ratedr

    Ratedr Guest

    I copy/pasted a bunch of files to my dvdr drive in vista. when I went
    to eject the disc it told me that it was finalizing it so that it can
    be read on other computers. NOW, when I brought the DVD to another
    computer (running XP dont think that should be an issue though), and I
    try to open the disc it says E:\not accessible incorrect function. I
    have tried to open other things on that drive and they work so I know
    its not the drive. Any way to fix this?
     
    Ratedr, Jul 31, 2007
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    Paul Randall Guest

    Search for 'burn a cd' in help and support.

    I think that Vista's CD creation software is significantly different from
    WXp's.
    You have a choice of two formats: Live File System, and Mastered Format. It
    defaults to live file system and the option for mastered format is not very
    obvious.
    I'm not sure, but I think that the live file system is something like a
    floppy disk - you have to format it before you can use it, and after that
    you can write files, and possibly even delete and rewrite them. Of course,
    this kind of formatting on a CD takes a lot of space, like 5% or more, so it
    may not hold all the stuff from another CD. And it takes a lot of time.
    But it may be time efficient if you are just transferring files between
    Vista systems. Non-vista systems cannot read this format. Mastered format,
    I think, is what you want. I haven't tried it yet, but I think it quickly
    writes the stuff to the CD similar to WXP's data disc creation.

    Search for 'burn a cd' in help and support.-Paul Randall
     
    Paul Randall, Jul 31, 2007
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