It's not a compatibility issue between OS and CDRW burner . It must be something else . Cendyne burners are , most of the time LITE-ON burners which are 98 compatible like 99.9999 per cent optical drives
. IF on the stick which is on the top of your burner there is something which begins by "LTR-52"..... you must have a LITE-ON burner .
I think it's a compatibility issue between burning software and OS ( else it's a compatibility problem between motherboard and burner ) .
I had problems last year between 98 SE and EASY CD CREATOR because of the "scsi1.hlp" file installed by "direct cd" ( easy cd packet writing component ) . When a media was inserted in my burner or my CD-ROM drive there was a system error and my computer was rebooting .
This issue seems weird but it's true an well known ( http://www.cdrfaq.org/
I copy/paste :
"Subject: [4-33] My system hangs when I insert a blank disc
You may have a bad installation of a CD recording program like DirectCD. When you insert a blank disc, the software tries to identify it to give you the opportunity to format it for packet writing.
If you have packet software like DirectCD or PacketCD installed, try uninstalling it and see if the problem goes away. In some cases you might need to get rid of windows\system\iosubsys\scsi1hlp.vxd manually. "
If you have installed "in cd" ( a nero packet writing component ) uninstall it .
Perhaps it will help you .
If not it could be a compatibility problem between motherboard and CDRW . In this case you can try to flash your CDRW with a newer Firmware found on LITE-ONIT website ( www.liteonit.com
Be careful when flashing your drive with the windows flash utility ( close all applications even antivirus programs ) . If a power failure or a program interrupts flashing process , you ll have no more Firmware .