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    Default Erasing DVD+RW's

    How do you do this? Is Nero any good - I know that Nero is good at physically erasing a CD-RW, even though it takes like 25 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drfsupercenter
    How do you do this? Is Nero any good - I know that Nero is good at physically erasing a CD-RW, even though it takes like 25 minutes.
    I use the Nero CD-DVD speed tool to erase any disks. Do you use the Full Erase or Quick Erase ??.

    I always use Quick erase which is done, like in few seconds.

    Full erase takes more time but should be used just in case Quick erase doesnt work.

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    Erasing it in 15 seconds is not a full erase... a full erase in Nero takes about 20 minutes for a CD-RW. All I know, is when I go to burn onto the disc, it takes another 20 mins in ImgBurn because it has to erase it first. How do you erase a disc without burning something?
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    Why bother with a full erase and re-format drf?

    In DVD Decrypter, Tools - Drive - Erase Disk - Quick (or Full if you really want to waste time)

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    But, if you use Quick, don't you have to re-erase it before burning (ImgBurn erased the discs when I first bought them, before it burned)?

    I did a full erase in Nero in just 20 mins.
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    Alright. I already did a full erase tho. Next time I will do Quick.

    Why did it need to "erase" the discs, even when they were brand new, right out of box? Are they not formatted?
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    The first time a DVD is used, the program will format them for use then burn them them (just like a hard disk needs formatting before data can be loaded onto it). After that, a quick erase will do each time.

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    but i tried the nero version it tells me this is not an erasible dvd or something like that please help?

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    try imgburn - I have ruined a DVD+rw once or twice and had to throw it out

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    The best eraser is DVDInfoPro. I have had Nero create CRC errors on a +RW but not with DVDInfoPro with the same disc.

    A DVD-RW does not need formatting when you first use it but a +RW does.

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    I haven't used Nero since you all told me not to LOL, when authoring it in Nero, I save to a HD folder and use PgcEdit to make an ISO and burn with ImgBurn.

    Won't ImgBurn automatically erase the disc for you? If it is not erased?
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    All I have ever used is simply right clicking the drive in My Computer and clicking erase RW....has always worked for me, never have I had an error and it takes only a few moments.

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