hey good job on following instructions…nice post…not everybody does it correctly without help the first time .
I think you might have a couple of problems here. I would definitely recommend using better media. you can read around this forum to see what media is good that is available to you in your location. You may want to try +R media as older liteons do better with +R media. You can bitset the booktype if needed, a tool is in kprobe. My favorite is the FujiFilm 8X+R MIJ with the MID of YUDEN000T02. ‘MIJ’ means ‘made in japan’ and is printed by the upc symbol/bar scan. They are made by Taiyo Yuden. The YUDEN000T02 MID is also available under many name brands. But be careful as any specific name brand can supply many different MIDs. Verbatim discs are another good disc to use.
For your scans, the first scan in text format, that looks like it may be OK, but most likely a bad burn. Your Maximum PIFs(the most important number) is 9. If it is a single spike, it may be OK, but if it is 2 or more together, or has a buildup to it, it probably will be trouble(heavy pixelation or freeze), as the highest recommended PIF is 4. Looking at the ‘total PIF’, I would guess that it is not a single spike.
The second scan is OK until the end, where you get two ‘towers’ of PIFs that are well over 4. This disc may read fine until the end, where you will definitely have problems, possibly just heavy pixelation, but more likely a freeze.
The third scan is definitely a coaster from beginning to end. I would guess that you experienced many buffer underruns during the burn. This means the HDD could not supply data fast enough for the burn and the led light on your burner probably turned from red to orange a lot, maybe every 10 seconds or so. It is very possible that your DMA was turned off after your flash and reboot. This has happened to others before. You will need to delete the IDE channel your burner resides on in ‘device manager’ and reboot your system. Windows will redetect the burner and reinstall it with DMA enabled. You can check to see if your ‘current transfer mode’ is ‘ultra dma mode 2’ in ‘device manager’. It may be possible that you are multi-tasking during a burn as well. I would recommend that you close all programs and do nothing during burning. Also, make sure your source HDD is defragged often. I am assuming your burner and HDD are on separate IDE channels(NOT master/slave on the same cable). If not, they need to be.
So, try better media, check your dma, and try another burn without anything running and see if you get better results. Post your new scans…good luck