Hello, I have a 8200 also. I've been writing CDs to it for years with an older version of Nero without a problem (although it's very fickle about underburn). Recently, I bought a new DVD recorder which came with a new version of Nero, which wouldn't work with the HP for some reason (doesn't surprise me, since the HP is probably 6 years old now). Anyway, I just use the native XP burning capacity to burn data files on the 8200, which seems to work well. I've only burned a half-dozen disks, but I've yet to have a problem. No specific driver installed for it, I think, just the normal XP cdrom drivers.
On the other hand, my new DVD burner is a bit more troublesome, having intermittant problems, but I've created my own thread for that (for which no one seems to be able to help me - sniff sniff). Good luck.