Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 324129 contains the following summary and INTRODUCTION:

Summary

SUMMARY This article describes how to troubleshoot issues that occur if you write data to CD-R and CD-RW optical discs and how to troubleshoot issues with CD-R and CD-RW drives. The procedures that are described in this article apply to CD-R and CD-RW drives.

INTRODUCTION

If you experience a problem reading from a disc by using the CD-R drive, the CD-RW drive, the DVD drive, or the CD-ROM drive, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

321641 How to troubleshoot issues with reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD discs

When you try to write data to an optical disc, you may experience the following issues:

You may receive various disc write error messages.
You may experience issues with the drive and the built-in recording feature of Windows XP.
You may experience issues with third-party programs that you use to write data to the disc.