I contacted the manufacturer of the CD Drive I have (QSI- Quanta Storage Inc - Taiwan) and below is the reply I received.
"The model you encountered failure of copy files to CD is SCR-242. The drive: SCR-242 is a slot-type CD-ROM drive which is capable of reading CD data and music audio CD.
However, from the feature of CD-ROM, it does support CD reading feature , but it does not support writing data ability for CD. Which means if you are going to write data on a CD, you will need a CD recordable drive, so is called “CD writer”. Nowadays, CD writer or Combo drive (CD writer + DVD ROM) is the most popular optical device on the market. It is recommended to obtain one of these drives in order to record your data onto a CD or ever DVD for large capacity of data. Thank you."
No wonder I could not get the drive to copy my files!
Any suggestions for a good slot-type combo drive?
Thanks for your time and good advice.