To record on CDRW, you need the drive, some OS, recording software and... blank media.
This and more is covered in the CDR FAQ at http://www.cdrfaq.org/
If you don't have CD recording software, try this one -> http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
on our e machine it has " compact disk rewritable" then it has "CD-RW 48k max. write" onthe face of the tower. my question is how do i get my drive to burn my discs. i have done it on other machines and it was easy but for some reason i cant figure out how to burn a cd. isnt this a cd/writer on my tower?please help. thank you for your time, shelby