|Well, it seems to be working good now. I've just burned 5 DVDs (at different speeds, including full 16x) and they all worked good, no freezing or anything. I'm not sure what actually fixed it.|
I attempted to connect my old CD burner from another computer to use it since I was having problems with it, and disconnected the problematic one. However, I had different problems with the old one, so I reconnected the new(er) one. The fact that I removed the new one and replaced it with the old one could be what fixed it, as Windows automatically removed the drivers and everything for it once it was removed. Then when I took the old one out and reconnected the new one, I also started using an older version of Nero (version 7).
So I'm not sure if the old version of Nero is what's making it work (even though Nero version 8, and a couple other CD burning apps did not work and were having the same problem), or maybe the fact that I completely removed the drive and replaced with an old one, then switching it back again, is what fixed it.
I would try installing one of the other programs to see if they work now, but I don't want to risk it messing up again. It's working good now, so I'm not gonna change things and upset the burner gods. :)