One way to format a CDRW in Nero is to open Nero Burning Rom and choose Recorder/Erase Writable disk from the menu.This will overwrite and destroy any data held on the rewritable CD.There is also an Erase disk option in Nero Express shown at the bottom by pressing the More button.
Packet writing is a very risky and unstable way to save data to cd.
Two packet writing programs such as InCD and DirectCd rarely play well together and may not be able to read each others disks.
Even if they can read each others disks, creating a disk using one program , saving some data to it and then using a second program to try to add more files to it may lead to serious data loss if its even possible at all.
At the very least make sure only one such program is installed/running at any one time.
Last edited by General Winters; May 30th, 2005 at 07:25 PM.
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Using ANY "packet-writing" solution like DirectCD or INCD is at best, a VERY risky proposition.
If you're not DEAD SET on this being your method, I would encourage you to rethink how this is happening. You can still use rewritable media anytime you wish, but actually "burning" the media will be so much more reliable and compatible in the long run.
Disclaimer: I've used both DirectCD and INCD and had a plethora of problems with each, and lost data with both.
As soon as the Mt. Ranier standard is readily available I'll try it again, but not until then...
PLEASE PEOPLE!!! Listen to what shiva_42 is saying!! I,also have gone down the packet writing path of destruction! I wish the optical drive Mfg's would get off their *sses and get Mt. Rainier on their drives. But until then,stay away from 'those' programs...
Stupid question? No such thing!
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