formatting, back up files and cd burning issues RRS feed

  • Question

  • i am trying to back up files, i use windows vista, i can't format a cd-rw and be able to back up.  is the problem with cd drive F.  this drive cannot read cd-rw so i can't burn cds.  what do i need to do?


    Friday, November 21, 2008 3:03 PM


  • If the drive is a burner, I recommend *not* using CDRW. You should not format a CDRW anyway, as the burning software does not use formatted discs. Formatting is for Packet Writing software such as InCD or DirectCD, and these types of programs need to be disabled or removed for OneCare backup to work.

    I suggest that you pick up some cheap name brand CDR discs, assuming that this is a burner.

    If you need help, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2



    Friday, November 21, 2008 6:39 PM