As another poster mentioned, ROM is READ only. Windows XP didn't have burning capability onboard, you'd have to use an aftermarket burning software to accomplish the task, Roxio, Nero and others. The external drive DVD/CDRW is going to pose the same issue, it needs software to run against. Even is the system recognizes it as a USB device it will not likely burn anything without software installed in the system.
Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
2.4 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilotbyte primary mem cache
80 gig hard drive 39 free
MB Dell Inc. 0GM819
BIOS Dell Inc A09 03/11/2008
TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H353B Optical Drive
Memorx External DVD/CD (ArcSoft) burner
Any other info that is helpful I can provide.
OK, computer does not recognize the CD Burner on either drive. It will read from but no write to.
I have used device manager to no avail. I uninstalled the DVD player twice an it did install the main driver.
Still same problem.
In other words, using Windows Media Player, when I add tracks to my burn bucket if you will or place where you would put in your tracks to burn them to a CD/DVD doesnt work. So how do I get my machine to recognize the burner part of the attatched drives, both internal and extenal??