The available space on a disc that you format by using the Windows Vista Live File System is less than the capacity of the disc

The available space on a disc that you format by using the Windows Vista Live File System is less than the capacity of the disc

Article ID : 928353
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.5

SYMPTOMS

After you format a disc by using the Windows Vista Live File System, the available space on the disc is less than the capacity of the disc. For example, after you format a 700 megabyte (MB)-disc, less than 700 MB is available for use on the disc.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Windows Vista Live File System reserves a small amount of disc space to accommodate link-loss area. Live File System uses Restricted Overwrite mode. In this mode, the media requires a special low-level format. This format reserves a small amount of disc space for link-loss area. The Universal Disk Format (UDF) file system reserves at least 10 percent of the reported capacity of the disc for sparing.Also, if the disc was originally formatted by a third-party program, additional space may be reserved by the third-party program.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Live File System disc format, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2af64e60-60aa-4d79-ab6c-3a5db5806cbe1033.mspx (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/2af64e60-60aa-4d79-ab6c-3a5db5806cbe1033.mspx)

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition

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