View Full Version : Re-writeable Cd's

16-02-2007, 06:13 PM
I have been given some recordable cd's that we no longer need at work. Currently there is some protected files on the disk that I can not delete.

So is there any way I can wipe these cd's clean so that I can put some of my stored music on them...

Thanks muchly :p

16-02-2007, 07:01 PM
Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but are the disks definitely re-writable (CD-RW) and NOT just write once (CDR).

You can only re-use them if the disks are re-writable. If not, then you are out of luck. They make a good coffee or beer coaster though....! ;)

16-02-2007, 07:46 PM
They are all CD-RW, does this mean they are no good, or can I use them? :confused:

16-02-2007, 08:35 PM
cd-rw mean you can record over them more than once , cd-r you can use until the disc is full but then no more .

stick the cd into the pc and using your burning software erase the disc , this will wipe everything from the disc

16-02-2007, 08:40 PM
All I use is the normal windows media player to burn my music (or try too at the moment) to the cd!

Can I do this, using media player - sorry I being a typical girl and knowing nothing about this stuff!

16-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Try this: http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

It's freeware CD burning software - should be able to erase your disk with this.

16-02-2007, 08:45 PM
as ricky said , erase the disc first

16-02-2007, 09:12 PM
After installing that software - I have been trying to erase the disc and it comes up with this error message...

The media is not writeable. Please insert writeable media and try again

16-02-2007, 09:57 PM
when you put the cd in the drive first of all , you get a pop up box . what does it says . etc play with windows media player , explore files

17-02-2007, 09:42 AM
The D drive opens up, with the two files that are stored to the cd - these are HPX files!