Updated the firmware yesterday, and checked all as advise.
Dvd media used is RitekG05, spped 4x-8x.
Checked the DMA, Primary ide is set to DMA and transfer mode as Ultra DMA mode 2.
I also deleted the Primary channel and let the win xp start-up re-install.
The secondary IDE (hard drive I believe as i only have one drive) is set to 'DMA if availble' but under 'current transfer mode' it says PIO mode.
I have attached the screen shots for the Primary and Secondary, together with burning log in ImgBurn.
Please someone advise further, thanks you.
dvd burning log in ImgBurn:
I 03:27:25 ImgBurn Version 184.108.40.206 started!
I 03:27:25 Initialising SPTI...
I 03:27:25 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 03:27:25 Found 1 DVDÂ±RW!
I 03:28:11 Operation Started!
I 03:28:11 Source File: C:\xxxxxx.ISO
I 03:28:11 Source File Sectors: 1,282,528 (MODE1/2048)
I 03:28:11 Source File Size: 2,626,617,344 bytes
I 03:28:11 Source File Volume Identifier: xxxxx_xxx
I 03:28:11 Source File Application Identifier: NERO BURNING ROM
I 03:28:12 Source File Implementation Identifier: AHEAD Nero
I 03:28:12 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 03:28:12 Destination Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.29 (E:) (ATA)
I 03:28:12 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKG05) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 03:28:12 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 03:28:12 Write Mode: DVD
I 03:28:12 Write Type: DAO
I 03:28:12 Write Speed: 4x
I 03:28:12 Link Size: Auto
I 03:28:12 Test Mode: No
I 03:28:12 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 03:28:14 Filling Buffer...
I 03:28:19 Writing LeadIn...
I 03:28:50 Writing Image...
I 03:44:26 Synchronising Cache...
I 03:44:54 Image MD5: 45145058163b962ff1c921516ec7e4a5
I 03:44:57 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:16:43
I 03:44:57 Average Write Rate: 2,740 KB/s (2.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,585 KB/s (4.0x)