The media is FINE, it worked on my old burner without problems. The list on Pioneer's site states this media will work on the drive so why shouldn't it. You state it's my burning app, yet I have Nero 7 and it has worked fine up until I got this burner.
The drive doesn't detect the blank it hangs. Windows won't boot if I have a blank disc in the drive; it hangs on CRCcheck.sys. As soon as I remove the disc Windows continues to boot.
I tried different media today, same issue. Good work at coming across as an idiot, no help whatsoever.