First track/song won't play - Benq CDRW

I bought a Benq internal CDRW 5232 a couple of months ago. I tried to install the Nero software that came with it but the install completely crippled my system and I was forced to uninstall it. I’ve been using a program called DeepBurner for burning data CDRWs and audio CDRs. The data discs work fine but the audios CDRs I’m having trouble with.

The first track of each CD that I burn will not play. The rest of the CD plays fine, but not the first track. I’ve tried burning at low speeds without any improvement. Also the CDs will not play in my DVD player, only my CD player.

Do you think this is the fault of the burner or the software? Thanks in advance!