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How to Erase and Format CD or DVD in Windows 10

Posted on Jan 08, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Master

Summary:
Here we show you how to erase and format CD or DVD in Windows 10 with disk management tool and third-party format tool. Try any of these ways to clear, wipe or format the CD-RW or DVD-RW in Windows 10 with simple steps.

How do I format a CD Disc in Windows 10?

"I have an HP notebook with CD drive and now I need to format a disc to it. So I may burn a disc. It was very simple to perform this task in previous versions of Windows which I've used. But how do I format a CD or DVD disc using the Windows 10 operating system? I can't seem to find any instructions when searching the web." 

Usually, if you want to burn data to a CD or DVD, first you need format the disk. If there is data on the CD or DVD, you should first erase the data already on the disc and then format it for reuse. The process of formatting your DVD or CD is fairly simple. Here we will show you how to do it step by step. (Here the disk should be a rewritable CD or DVD disc which allows you to format and rewrite data multiple times.)

How to erase CD or DVD Disc in Windows 10

If you have a CD-RW or DVD-RW, you can quickly clear or wipe the device to erase any data on it using Windows 10 operating system's formatting tools.

1. Insert the rewritable disc, such as a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, or DVD-RAM disc, into your computer's CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc burner.
2. Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer.
3. In Windows Explorer, click the CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc burner icon.
4. On the toolbar, click "Erase this disc", and then follow the steps in the wizard to successfully erase, clear or wipe CD or DVD.

Erase CD or DVD Disc in Windows 10

Note: If the "Erase" feature doesn't appear while using one the outlined methods, it's possible you have a CD or DVD (able to be written one time only) and not a CD-RW or DVD-RW (rewritable).

How to format CD or DVD with Windows 10 disk management tool

1. Insert the blank or erased CD or DVD into your CD or DVD hard drive.
2. Type Control Panel in the search box and click Control Panel.
3. Go to Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.
4. Right-click on the drive or partition to format and click on "Format".
5. Select the file system and set the cluster size.
6. Click "OK" to format the CD-RW or DVD-RW.

How to format CD or DVD Disc in Windows 10 with EaseUS format tool

Sometimes, you might fail to format CD-RW or DVD-RW with Windows 10 disk management tool with Windows was unable to complete the format error message due to certain reasons. Then, you might need to find another way to do this job. Here we recommend you to try EaseUS partition tool with the powerful formatting feature to format CD or DVD Disc in Windows 10 with simple steps. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1. Insert the blank or erased CD or DVD into your CD or DVD hard drive, launch EaseUS partition tool, right-click the disc you want to format and choose "Format partition".

Choose Format partition option to format the CD-RW or DVD-RW in Windows 10

Step 2. A mini window pops out, on which you can edit the partition label and choose a file system.

Edit the file system of the formatted CD-RW or DVD-RW

Step 3. Click "Apply" to confirm to format the CD-RW or DVD-RW in Windows 10.