1.    08 Mar 2017 #1
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    File Explorer crashes when my disc is in the E: drive


    When my disc is in the E: drive, File Explorer stops responding. I honestly think the disk is corrupted, but I'm not entirely sure.
    I'll tell you exactly how I got here.
    1. After unsuccessfully installing Ubuntu, I formatted the disc and noticed that over three quarters of the disc had been "used", but when I looked at the contents of the disc, there were no files.
    2. Because of this, I had to extract the files in the ISO file using WinRAR instead of burning it.
    3. After going successfully for a substantial amount of time, WinRAR shown an error and stopped responding. After waiting over an hour just for it to work, I gave up and closed WinRAR with Task Manager.
    4. After going into File Explorer to see if my disc was fine, I was greeted with File Explorer, as the title implies, not responding.
    5. I took out the disc and noticed that File Explorer was completely fine.
    Is the disc the problem, and if so, how do I fix it?
    Thanks in advance,
    Gaster, Xbox Ambassador
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  2.    08 Mar 2017 #2
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    By Disc, I assume you mean a CD/RW disc? And not a CD-R? Which you tried to Format but it did not complete?
    And by E: you mean a CD/DVD drive?
    If your computer runs fine without the disc in, then yes, the disc is the problem.
    CD-DVD/RW discs have a limited amount of times they can be formatted (erased) by that I mean they don't actually erase, they just take the header off the files, and allow you to overwrite them. There is a limited amount of times to overwrite a RW disc. If it fails the format process, then throw it away and get a fresh disc. If you are going to be burning and reusing media, then you should use a USB Flash drive which can be formatted and reused many more times the a disc.
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  3.    08 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    By Disc, I assume you mean a CD/RW disc?
    The disc says DVD+R, and yes, by E: I mean a CD/DVD drive.
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  4.    08 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaster View Post
    After unsuccessfully installing Ubuntu, I formatted the disc and noticed that over three quarters of the disc had been "used", but when I looked at the contents of the disc, there were no files.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaster View Post
    The disc says DVD+R...
    A DVD+R disk is 'write-once'. You may be able to 'delete' data you have written to it and format it to appear 'blank' but you cannot reuse the parts of the disk you have already written to. Only a DVD+RW or DVD-RW (that is, ReWritable) allows you to write to the same part of the disk more than once.
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  5.    08 Mar 2017 #5
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    Oh... I did see RW on the disc somewhere, but I don't even know anymore.
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  6.    09 Mar 2017 #6
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    As stated DVD-R or DVD+R are only write once, and throw it away if if fails.
    If it is a DVD+RW or DVD-RW it would say right on the disc. If it says DVD+R, it is not rewriteable
    Discs are relatively cheap, if one fails, throw it away and use another one.
    Again, if you are going to be burning files and then erasing them and reusing the media, it's much easier and better to use a USB Flash Drive then a Blank DVD disc.
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