I'm having the same EXACT problem as you. What caught me is that we both have new Gateway Laptops. Hoping this isn't the problem. Here are my specs BeLooken
I'm using Windows XP with Media Center, Gateway MX6920 from Circuit City
Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD 22.214.171.124)
PHILIPS DVD+-RW SDVD8441 PA48
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2020592 sectors (3946 MBytes)
Total size: 4041173 sectors (7892 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: THANKYOUFORSMOKING_WS
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!
Found & removed RCE protection!
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
There is no error message to supply, and blank media is TDK dvd-r 8X and Imation dvd-r 8X but I can't even get to the part where its says insert blank media.
Now the problem is the same BeLooken, neither of us even GET to the writing of the DVD. During the copy run, the CloneDVD freezes. I've done this many times and I have noted the file that it stops on. Usually vts_07_2.vob or vts_04_2.vob.. and so on. After holding the power button to shutoff, I restart and open up Windows explorer, View the file that it stopped on in VLC player, and then next time I go into CloneDVD to copy the dvd, I deselect the track that made it freeze (made possible by the Preview feature in cloneDVD). I do this or I select ONLY the main track and "preserve menus" and it usually works. The crappy part is that I lose all the extras which for some of the titles I really want to keep for my backups.
Ok so that's the problem.
But now I've got a new one. Thank You For Smoking. When I try to burn only the main track, its still freezes. So therefore I can't do anything.
As with Shaleelr, the first few burns worked flawlessly. Now I can't get any to work start to finish.
I emailed Slysofy/elby. Their response was to update AnyDVD. I did. Problem NOT fixed. :a