I just purchased a shiny new Lite-ON LH18A1P DVD DL Burner from NewEgg. I have the burner on my XP machine as the slave with an older DVD single layer burner.

Thus far I have coastered 7 out of 10 attempts to burn a disc with this unit.

I’m using Verbatim 8.5GB 2.4X - 8X DVD+R DL media.

I have attempted to use both 1 click DVD copy, and DVD Decrypter (This one worked 2 times for a movie copy). I also used CopyToDVD to burn a data disc successfully once.

More often than not, the burn program just locks up. It usually takes Task Manager to take the program down, as attempting to close it normally doesn’t ever work.

I’m thinking this is probably a firmware issue, but seems odd considering that the drive is BRAND new, and is using supposedly supported media.

If anyone has an idea what might be the problem, I would appreciate your help. Let me know if you need more info about the system, etc.