Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
The built-in app is total crap, and unreliable on good days. Get ImgBurn or CDBurnerXP, both of which are free, and you'll have much more control over your disc burning.
More frills, features and control - absolutely true. (That also puts a learning curve ahead to use those features.)
But that does not address the basic issue raised by the OP - Why is the Erase this Disc missing in the tool bar?
(I do have ImgBurn, CDBurnerXP, Nero, Cyberlink's Power2Go, Ashampoo Burning Studio 10, many other programs that have auxiliary burn functions and others like IsoBuster which access the optical drive but none of them have taken away the basic Windows utility and I do use that erase function often instead of digging through the other programs.)