Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Erasing a CD-RW disk


02 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Again, thanks for all the suggestions. I installed ImgBurn and it worked just fine; now able to erase diskette and many other operations. Great program.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I don't even know how to turn the Windows 7 burn options on and off because I've been using Imgburn for a few years. About the only stuff I don't burn with Imgburn is audio CDs. I like CDBurnerXP. The fact that CDBurnerXP also prints covers may be an influence though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just have to wonder, with the price of CD-R, R/W, etc. being so danged low, why would anyone wipe one? Burn the next one from a blank and move on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


02 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
I just have to wonder, with the price of CD-R, R/W, etc. being so danged low, why would anyone wipe one? Burn the next one from a blank and move on.
DVD+RW comes in handy for DVD video test burns. Erasable CD I don't even use anymore. Using them for backup is pretty much a wasted effort. Just too unreliable. I suppose one use of erasable CD would be to test boot a boot image. Can't think of any other good reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I do use that erase function often instead of digging through the other programs.)
Since you mention using those programs, you'll see there's really no learning curve at all. The apps step you through the process using wizards. Very easy and user friendly.

Also, the built-in app has never worked on any computer or any OS more than 50 % of the time, for burns or erasing. That's the reason why the first response to these questions is to abandon the built-in crap and use something else. If it worked well, you can bet that Microsoft would have been sued. It should be removed altogether.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2012   #16

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Posting ITT as I have the same problem as OP. The "erase disc" option or whatever was there like... last week. And now it's gone inexplicably. I usually use Foobar2k's write to disc option when burning CDRWs for the car and I used the erase disc menu option all the time. Would be way easier and/or less wasteful to just find out why it's not showing up instead of having to download a whole other program just to erase a disc. The built-in windows option was just so much easier and never gave me any problems until now.

EDIT:
Tried putting the same disc in a different computer and the "erase this disc" option is there, so it's not the CD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Erasing a CD-RW disk




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Erasing a CD-RW disk
Thread Forum
Windows 7 won't boot after erasing an old HD General Discussion
Drive erasing to DOD standards General Discussion
Help on erasing Vista Installation & Setup
erasing a cd/dvd General Discussion
Which is the best erasing program? Software
'Erasing' the SSD before a Win7 reinstall Hardware & Devices
USB drive erasing problem Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33