Windows 10: "Erase this disk" option greyed out

Discus and support "Erase this disk" option greyed out in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I use DVD+RW's on a daily basis -- writing, erasing, and rewriting. However, recently, the "erase this disk" option in File Explorer is greyed out. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mjj6048, May 4, 2021 at 3:37 AM.

  1. mjj6048 Win User

    "Erase this disk" option greyed out


    I use DVD+RW's on a daily basis -- writing, erasing, and rewriting. However, recently, the "erase this disk" option in File Explorer is greyed out. The first time it happened, having failed to find a solution online, I restored my C: partion, which fixed the problem, but is a bit heavy handed. It's happened again today. I can erase the disk using CDBurnerXP, but that's an extra step which I would like to avoid. It affects all disks, so it's not caused by a faulty disk. I would appreciate any suggestions for how "erase this disk" could be brought back to life.

    :)
     
  2. mjj6048 Win User

    "Erase this disk" option greyed out

    I use DVD+RW's on a daily basis -- writing, erasing, and rewriting. However, recently, the "erase this disk" option in File Explorer is greyed out.

    The first time it happened, having failed to find a solution online, I restored my C: partion, which fixed the problem, but is a bit heavy handed.

    It's happened again today. I can erase the disk using CDBurnerXP, but that's an extra step which I would like to avoid. It affects all disks, so it's not caused by a faulty disk.

    I would appreciate any suggestions for how "erase this disk" could be brought back to life.
     
  3. p_o_s_pc Win User
    Finally! An alternative to eraser...

    it looks much cleaner then the eraser so that is a big step up.
     
  4. "Erase this disk" option greyed out

    Disk Management

    Hi Keith,

    Thanks for providing the detail that was requested previously. Since the disk management screen that you saw is showing greyed out options, we suggest that you follow the steps below to change the partition type of your internal drive:

    • Open Disk Management then right click the partition on the disk you want to covert and select Delete Volume.
    • Once you complete the process you will see the whole disk shown as two separate unallocated spaces. Right-click the disk and select Convert to GPT disk.

    After the conversion, you will be able to use the whole disk and then you can create new separate partitions.

    We look forward to your response to our queries.
     
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