CD Mate & Liteon 40x12x48

I installed cd Mate,on XP,backed up a couple of Sims Cds Ok,but PC locked up on completion, then it made the Cdrw completely unusable, I went and bought a new one it did exactly the same thing, I have managed to get them both working again by uninstalling CD Mate,and reinstalling both CDrws both Ok now.

Has anyone had the same problems,and have you got round it

Many thanks