I came across a cd-rw that is about 2 years old and has a few pictures a transferred to a different computer. I tried to erase the cd-rw and got an error that it was write protected. I then noticed it was listed as a cd-rom in Windows Explorer. I used three other burner/iso programs with the same result and the option to delete the files grayed out. Several searches resulted in no worthwhile responses. Any ideas?
Destroying it doesn't remove the write protect. Doesn't really address the question. I want to know how it's being done. Useful for several reasons. Finalizing the disc does not write protect a cd-rw. Why do people feel compelled to reply if they have no idea how to fix the issue.