How can I use Windows XP to erase files from a CD-RW disc?

A. You can delete files from a CD-RW disc by performing the following steps:

  1. Place the CD-RW disc in your CD writer.
  2. Start My Computer (go to Start and click My Computer).
  3. Right-click the CD-RW drive icon and select Open from the context menu.
  4. Select "Erase this CD-RW" from the CD Writing Tasks bar in the left-hand pane of Explorer to start the CD Writing Wizard.
  5. Click Next to begin the wizard's erase process. A progress dialog box will display and confirm that XP has erased the files from your CD-RW disc.
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