CD R/W drive not recognized

Was given a 2-year-old eMachine with GCE-8483B CD R/W drive which will allow reading but won’t allow burning. Had this same problem one year ago with the same type drive and found that the software had been updated. Believe it was Roxio. The Roxio internet page is down so I can’t get support. Is there some software (either Nero or Roxio) that I can get to get this thing working? Need to burn some CD’s to back up data on machine before giving it to someone else.

Thanking you in advance –


Hey and Welcome to CD Freaks

When u say it wont let you write, what does it do? Also it could be a firmware or windows issue.