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    Hi Everyone,
    Can anyone please help me with the following, I am having problems formating cd-rw discs, when I try this I get the following message (FORMAT FAILED DUE TO MEDIA DAMAGE). I have windows xp and my computer had software sonic dla 4.5 ( it came with the computer), I thought this was the problem and found an update sonic dla 4.95, I swaped this over but still get the same message, format failed due to media damage. Trouble is I had previously been able to format cd-rw's with the sonic dla 4.5 software. I am wondering if I have botched up and removed something I shouldn't have, any ideas?. Not being very good with computers I would really appreciate assistance. Thanks and happy new year. Coco.

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    is it posible the disk you are trying to format is damaged in some way? have you tried some new media?
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    Hi MrDarn, Have tried a few discs and get the same message with them all, what do you mean by new media?. Coco

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    New Media means disks/CD-R/W.

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    yes, new media as in a disk that has not previously been written too.

    using several disks that have been used before may be the problem, a brand new unmarked disk will point in another direction if the same message appears.
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    I'm actually wondering if by chance you have changed your brand of disc that you usually use? Like going from Memorex to Sony or some other brands. That CAN have an effect on your burning/formatting capabilities. Maybe try to see if your drive has a firmware update?

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    Hi Guys, Sorry if I have not made myself clear these are new cd-rw discs I have tried and I have not changed brand, same box as when I could format these cd-rw discs. What do you think is the problem now I have clarified the situation. Coco

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    Sorry ment to say I can write to old discs I had previously formatted, does this give a clue. Coco

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    umm.. you're formatting new blank discs?

    You shouldn't have to format new discs. Have you tried just writing to them?
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    Hi, surely new cd-rw discs need formatting, I am not talking about cd-r discs. Coco

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