New CD-RW won't read old CDs

I upgraded to an Optorite CD-RW CW4802 and now the computer doesn’t recognize many of my children’s older games on CD Roms. The drive seems to just spin without giving an error message. Any ideas or suggestions?

-Make sure you have the latest drivers & firmware (see their homepage for that)

-If that fails and everything is up to date, you may want to send it back as a defective drive.

You mentioned it’s difficulties with older CD’s. But What is your burner’s reaction to newer CD’s,(originals or CD’s burnt with the new burner)?

Also are the (older) games CD’s originals or burnt copies? If copies, then as per the previous posting, the drive might not like that particular brand of CDR/W media.