Can't erase data on DVD-RW!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by forthebrave, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. forthebrave macrumors regular

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    I just tried to burn a movie that I made through iDVD to DVD-RW~ The burn was a success but how do you " re-write " over the DVD-RW or erase it?? isn't that what these DVD-RW's are for?? I opened up DISK UTILITY and clicked the QUICK ERASE function but " Optical Erase falied with the error: Whole disk required, slice passed " pops up????? I hope I didn't waste a whole bunch of money on DVD's that can't be re-written on~! I'm using SONY DVD-RW's~
     
  2. Declan macrumors member

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    Dec 11, 2003
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    The reason for that is in disk utility your selecting the disk, select the device then erase. EG DVD Writer Drive not My Disk.. Same happened to me, because i was selecting the disk in disk utility not the writer itself.
     
  3. p.m.withagen macrumors newbie

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    Jun 8, 2004
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    With a program like Toast you can erase a -RW by selecting "format disk".
    When you want to re-burn your disk with Toast, use quick-format, otherwise use format (this will take a long while, be patient).

    greetz, Peter
     

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