Ever since I bought my DVD burner drive, Iâ€™ve had the same problem. I can burn short DVD (less than 20 minutes or so) with no problem. But, when I try to burn a longer one (about an hour) then the system crashes mid-burn. I thought I was trying to too much with too little memory, so I upgraded from 256 to 512, and now my DVDs finish the burn, but the discs are no good. When I try to play them on my computer, or on my home DVD player, they make the drive freeze up.
Here are my specs:
I am running Windows XP SP 2 on a Dell Dimension DIM4550 with an Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz processor and 512 of RAM. My optical drive is a Emprex DVD Dual 8x model : IDE 1108 - Firmware : B430