I have been having this problem for a while now and the following symptoms are as follows with my Pioneer DVR-215 burner. Whenever I try to use ImgBurn, the Pioneer will always produce a massive number of retries up the thousands even and burn failed discs whilst in the middle of burning. Just now i somehow got the thing to make a complete disc, but alas the disc doesn't even work.
Now I have update the firmware to 1.22 with the DVRFlash software. I have tried to uninstall the Nvidia nForce SATA Controller drivers but still nothing. I actually have AnyDVD, but even with that I turned it off during the burning process. Now I don't know what to do.
I am using Windows Vista and have an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe.