DVD-RW Drive stops reading after burn - needs reboot

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On LH-16A1P. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Problem description:
I can burn a DVD or a CD, but after that, the drive can’t read anything. I need to reboot.
I originally had Roxio CD creator 5, then I had Sonic, then Nero 6 and then I downloaded a few more apps.
I can list them all if it’s necessary. Nero is working fine, Sonic so -so.