Need help - Windows Automatic Updates always cause my burner to stop working

Every time my Windows Automatic Updates kick in, my burner stops working. I’m not sure why, but if I uninstall/re-install my burning & related programs, everything starts working again.

When problems occur, any attempt to write produces a ‘clicking sound’ on the writer and then a failure saying “bad media”. (sorry for the newbie-esque descriptions there).

I have burned > 100 CDs & DVDs with this media, but it still complains - after the Windows updates.

Now of course you’ll say: “Don’t run Windows Update”, but I like to stay current with patches, etc.

I have a Dell Optiplex GX520 with a Philips DVD8701 DVD-+RW and use have these installed:

  • Roxio Media Creator 8
  • CopyToDVD (latest)
  • 1Click DVD Copy 4.2
  • DVD43

I just recently installed the Roxio, and it was working too.
Even before Roxio, every time a Windows update occurs, I have problems.

Any ideas on how I can prevent this, or is there anyone here that i can at least commiserate with?

Thanks in advance…