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masmfl
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Creating Recovery Disc - What kind of discs to use

When you go to Recovery Media Creation it says to use DVD-R to make the discs. Does that mean you can't use regular CD-R discs to create the recovery media? I have a stack of new CD-R discs I would like to use but I don't want to mess this up. Recovery Media Creator says you can only create the discs one time which is scary because I have made bad discs before. Do you guys recommend a particular brand of discs? I want to make sure the recovery discs burn properyly.

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CD-R discs are way too small @650MB.

DVD-R media is 4.7GB and that is why it is the standard used.

 

The best media for DVD is generally agreed to be JVC Taiyo Yuden 

 

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That was a good explanation. Thank you. This is my first new computer in a long time so the technology is kind of new for me.

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While JVC dvds are good, I have found that Sony DVD+R disks work best for me on every machine I have burned a set. I have also seen several members solve their burning issue after I suggested trying Sony.


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OK, I have a hp desktop. I had some games and my voice chat open a

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OK, I have a hp desktop. I had some games and my voice chat open and my little brother press the button ,in order to start it up, and it went out. I keep trying to start windows normally but it keep saying failed, need a repair disc. This desktop is a 64 BIt and keep saying that I need a disc thats capable of the windows I have, please help.

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