I have been having this problem with my BTC 1008 I am using dvd-decrypter and dvd2one till I made the first 4-costers then changed to dvd shrink 3.1 I like dvd shrink better it seems to do a better job plus gives you more option & control of the movie. Then I use Nero 188.8.131.52 to burn the dvd it will burn till 22% or 24% then quit the read buffer will be at 100% and the record buffer at 20% to 50% it dose not matter what brand of media. I have tried Fuji Maxell Memorex and verbatim all were DVD+R disks. I have tried defragging after ripping and shrinking and it makes no difference. This dose not happen every time. I have burnt a total of 30 DVD disks on this burner since new and 10 of them are coasters I just updated the latest firmware-156. It was 52 And my chip set drivers are currant as is my MS-updates now this may sound strange but 3-times I have managed to save the burn by trying to open a IE_ page for some reason when I did that the page took like 3-min before it opened but it also started the burn process again when it opened the page that was with the 52 firmware The last 3-times I tried this with the 156 firmware it did not work in fact IE simply would not open at all I was forced to reboot the system. This only happens with DVD burning I have burnt around 25-audio disks with absolutely no problems. I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be concerned if dvd-disks cost the same as a cd-r disk but at an average of $2.00 a disk it makes me cringe every time I have to toss one. Infact ever since I put the new 156-firmware in I have not been able to burn a DVD I made 3-costers last night trying 3-different movies and same thing 22% and quits.
By the way is there a way to salvage a partially burnt DVD. In Nero the disk info shows session-1 >900mb< but every time I try to use it as a data disk and try to add data Nero freezes and I have to reboot again.
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ running>1539-megahertz
CPU Cooler>Alpha PAL8045
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 7VKML 1.0
Maxtor Promise Ultra ATA/100 PCI Adapter Card
[Hard drive] (30.02 GB) WDC WD300BB-32AUA1
[Hard drive] (120.03 GB) WDC WD1200JB-00DUA3
MSI DVD-ROM 16XMax SCSI CdRom Device
BTC DVDRW IDE1008 SCSI CdRom Device
Display adapter> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 TV-out
Printer>Lexmark Z600 Series