Thanks for getting back. I've already Googled using both specific and general terms. Apparently Philips site is notoriously difficult to navigate...but I even went there to find 'driver downloads'. Still no joy. The specific model is the 5232.
Cheers GANDALF <|:-)>. The problem is now solved. I found a pdf manual for the cdrw model concerned which referred only to the Nero 5 disc which accompanies the drive. I assumed, therefore, that the driver was bundled with it. And it was. So the good news is that Master dogbreath can now burn cds again. The bad news is that he's burning 'mix cds' with the emphasis on rap and hardcore dance. click here for those who want to experience this wondrous art form!
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