I didn’t get any resoponses here but I was able to figure out my own problem and thought I would share with others that might run into the problem that I had. When I formatted and reinstalled all of my apps I made one mistake. I have a mother board with a Nvidia chipset and when I installed the drivers for the chipset I didn’t deselect the tick box for the ide drivers, so they were installed. This is what caused the problem so I had to install the windows xp drivers for the Ide controllers and my problem was solved. Now my disc’s don’t close automatically and I can continue to save to a disc until it is full. Hope this is helpful as this seems to be an unusual problem.