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How To Erase Files From a CD-RW Disc in Windows XP
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If your computer is equipped with a CD recorder that supports CD rewritable (CD-RW) discs, you can erase and then reuse the rewritable disc. This article explains how to erase files from a read and write CD in Windows XP.
How to Erase Files From a CD-RW DiscTo erase files from a CD rewritable disc:
TroubleshootingYou can erase and reuse CD-RW discs; however the disks may not play in other devices (such as audio CD players).
To resolve this issue, use the CD recorder to back up information on CD-R discs. These disks can be written only once, but you can play CD-R disks in most CD players and CD-ROM drives.