Open the Device Manager, (Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Device Manager) and scroll down to DVD/CD-ROM drives and double click on it. A menu which should have your new optical drive listed, if it is there double click on it. In the page that opens click on the Driver tab. When it opens click on Uninstall. This will uninstall the driver, when you restart your computer a fresh driver will be installed.
If it isn't seen there or in My Computer I would suggest first checking your connections.
As for burning CDs or DVDs, download Imgburn
, it's freeware which is very popular for this purpose. As for a tutorial, this
one is pretty easy to follow.
The one thing that you need to keep in mind is the size of the file you are going to copy. A CD has a capacity of 700MB, a DVD has a capacity or 4.7GB.
You can keep adding picture files in the same manner which the tutorial suggests adding one, or you can make a separate folder and move the pictures that you wish to burn so that you will only need to add the one file. You can open your pictures and press the Ctrl key, hold it down, and click on the pictures you wish to add to the new folder, the pictures will highlight to let you know that they have been selected.