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Hi,

I have just bought a new blank DVD-RW designed for a video camera.
I have a file (mpeg) that I want to transfer from my PC onto this DVD - (which I will then place in my DVD player for viewing)

When I try to drag the file from my PC onto the DVD I get the error "windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file" and it fails.

WHY?
I managed to do this a few days ago with a different DVD on the same PC.
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have you tried using another writeable dvd?
 this line
"I have just bought a new blank DVD-RW designed for a video camera."
makes it sound as if there's something on that particular disc that windows doesn't like - DVD-RW's need to be wiped before windows can copy anything else to them unless the disc hasn't been finalised.
 
you don't say which version of Windows....?
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Thanks mroonie,
Windows XP 2007

I actually bought 10 discs and have just failed with the second one now - same error.
These discs are fresh out of the Sony pack - do I need to format or do anything with them??

I feel that I may be doing something basic wrong.

(I tried to copy a simple 2 line text file and failed with the same error).


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by:Patrick O'Dea
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aaaaaggggggghhhhhh!

I don't use DVDs often - it was upside down !!!!


Ooops!
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by:mrroonie
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haha - one of those days!
 
glad it's sorted
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks - as mentioned disk was upside down!

Ouch!
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