Agreed I was seeking other possibilities to test the issue with the disk drive/ seems to be working properly at least with wmp,
Might have to think and search around for other possible things to try,
Have you review the More burn options and compared them to other machines that work properly ?
I'm sure you probably already saw this from my prior link, How to Burn Files and Folders to a Disc in Windows Explorer | 7 Tutorials
Also confirm you ran Disk cleanup and the first mr. fixit and Shut down the machine in question.