Formatting CDs

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Wed Jun 27 13:20:31 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 21:33 -0500, Justin W wrote:
> Thufir wrote:
> > I'm not sure that it's possible to mount a CD R/W such that you can write 
> > and read to it dynamically with random access.
> >
> > Is it possible to do that in windows?
> >
> >
> > -Thufir
> >
> >   
> If I remember correctly, a version of Nero on Windows used to be able to 
> do that.  Unfortunately, I never used it because the only time I tried 
> to, the computer glitched and permanently destroyed my CDRW, so I've 
> never tried again.
> I'd venture to guess that Nero installed a CD-ROM driver in Windows and 
> took care of writing to the CD in a proprietary format.  In that way, 
> I'd also assume that using only software to manage that would not be 
> possible, as device driver-level support would also be required.
> Totally Guessing,

The above is incorrect. Nero is a program that can format a CD-RW under
windows. Once formatted the CD can be used like any of the hard-drives.

Aaron Konstam <akonstam at>

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