Nero stalling at 5%!

I have the following setup
Win xp PRO SP2
Nero 6.xx

I have burnt numerous things without any trouble but in the past week, I have burnt 5 coasters. I tried uninstalling the drive and Nero. I also updated firmware. I tried Nero 7 and its no different. It leads in ok from what I can tell but it stops at 5% and just hangs. No error or anything. It will hang there all day if I let it. The only thing I have tried is updating my Bios or IDE drivers. Any ideas ??? The drive is only 2 months old btw.

Check your DMA settings?

Are you having problems with the same file or different ones? It’s not at all clear from your OP.