From the error message it seems you have an driver issue. Either your driver is not installed or it is corrupt.
1) Drivers in simple definition is the software which communicates with the hardware to make it compatible and work. You must install the correct driver for the CDRW. With your product you might have received a CD-ROM disc or floppy diskette. You will need to use that media and install the driver from it. If you don't have the driver or the media then you can probably search the internet for it. A good place to start is www.driverguide.com.
You must join to complete a search...it's FREE. You can search by manufacturer, device, or resource. If you are unsuccessful there then you can google it and it should produce some good results.
2) Simple form: Your CDRW freezes your computer because when you try to operate the CDRW it is looking for software (drivers) to communicate with. When it doesn't find the correct driver the computer is confused and don't know what to do so it freezes until it errors out or crashes.