Lost windows XP disc and drivers disc for this 2004 Dimension 8300. When I try to burn a new cd get the message "The disc in the drive is not a writable CD or it is full...". I know the cd is blank and writable. I thought I'd try reloading the drivers for the CD ROM but can't find the right drivers on dell.com to reload. It plays recorded CDs okay.
The only CD/DVD driver I found is TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E which I downloaded successfully.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Not sure if you still need help, but I am searching for backups of every single driver I might possibly need, as I have some lovely mal-ware on my computer that likes to make almost every program I use inoperable after the first use.
Anyway I would check this site out first and foremost: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-56886.html
The link you gave is for a firmware update, not drivers. The drivers for all optical drives are generic to XP.
If you need drivers for your Dimension 8300, all of the drivers can be downloaded from here.
Hope that helps.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.