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

    Mar 3, 2004
    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

    Dec 11, 2003
    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

    Jun 8, 2004
    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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