Before I can offer any advice, a number of questions:
Have you installed the software that came with the drive?
Have you tried with the media that came with the drive?
What version of Windows are you running?
Can you please be more accurate about the CD/DVD drive model number. What is Mat*!@?. The only reference I have found to DVD-RAM US-8205 picks out 8205 as tape.
Can you indicate the Evesham laptop model number?
What CDs are you trying to use (manufacture and model)?