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Default How to erase stuff on a write protected disk?

I need a CD-RW to put stuff on, but it just so happens i only have CD-Rs lying around the house. So i got one of my old games that's CD-RW and tried to format/erase the stuff off of it. A message came up saying, "This disk is write-protected." How can i get past this so i can use the disk for something else? I'm using Vista if that helps.
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Like what? The way i did it was just go to my computer then right click, format, and then the message came up.
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Like what? The way i did it was just go to my computer then right click, format, and then the message came up.
Yeah, he meant a CD burning program, like Nero.
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I'll try that.
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If it still doesn't work, then that is because each time a computer writes a CD, it puts its own code on there, and you cannot erase a disc on another computer... But, I don't know about Nero, so, good luck.
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Is there another program that can do it? Nero is taking forever to download.
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Is there another program that can do it? Nero is taking forever to download.
Nero > All
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Nero > All
Quoted for truth.
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Nero > All
Except for the whole having to pay for it. And it being crappy.
The correct answer is:
K3b > all.
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Except for the whole having to pay for it. And it being crappy.
The correct answer is:
K3b > all.
For those who dont use Linux, Nero > all.
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