Unfortunately, having resolved installation problems, I now have a different issue. Sod's Law.
I can burn cds ok, provided that the music / data files are already on the computer. As soon as I put a blank cd in, Roxio recognises it as such. However, if I want to make a straight copy an audio disc, the program gets as far as making the image and then asking for a blank cd, but then won't accept the cd I put in, it just spits it out again.
I'm using Windows 8.1 on an Asus laptop, and not very technical. Any suggestions gratefully received.