Your post was not "specific" enough for me. Is this an issue with all disks or just recordable ones?
Can you boot the XP CD from this drive?
It's a TEST, just boot it. Do not do anything! Then power off when done after ejecting the XP CD.
I have a hp pavilion 520w. Recently I tried to burn some files using RecordNow, Version 4.56 and just the write to disk but I just get the message to insert a writable disk. I purchased new maxell CD-R disks and tried new FUJIFILM CD-RW disks I used in the past but just get the message to insert a writable disk. Do I need a new burner? Or is there a problem with my driver?