Can't erase data off of HP DVD+RW due to write protect

By cm2010
Aug 18, 2010
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  1. I just burned a video to an HP DVD+RW 4x 4.7 Gb dvd and after findong out that it wont play properly in my DVD player wanted to erase it and try a different method. But as I tried to format it, Windows (7) tells me that it cant be done due to it being write protected when I didn't put any protection on it. I burned it by using the burn to disc option when right-clicking the file. Any ideas.

    Other thoughts: Any software that can bypass the protection?
    Already tried using software to erase, no good.

  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Don't take this the wrong way but is the disk itself a RW disk?
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Does your DVD Player except the DVDRW+ Most of the older DVD Players don't. It has to say it on the unit or in the manual. If it doesn't then you need to Burn it as a DVD+ buy at 8x speed don't go higher than that. If this is for Home component DVD Player connected to a TV.

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