I installed the suggested version. It might have helped, but in the end the program froze again.
Attempt 1, success with difficulties.
It was having a lot of trouble copying the disc with a lot of chattering, audible retries.
28% at 3 minutes.
6+ minutes to read; Per the status: 4:59 to write (at 24x). (Brand new flawless disc.)
Attempt 2, success then cancel.
1:33 read time for a different disc, the one that had originally crashed the program. I cancelled the coping instead of proceeding to burn.
Attempt 3, crash
23% at 3+ minutes on third new disc;
"5:58 elapsed" when it was done reading;
14:27 elapsed, but it's still at 50% according to the title bar, so it hasn't really started writing.
at 16+ minutes, the disc started spinning rapidly at 17 minutes I hit cancel. Here is the log at that point:
2:49:39 PM Target device changed to: D: PLDS DVD+-RW DS-8A5SH
2:49:39 PM Source device changed to: D: PLDS DVD+-RW DS-8A5SH
2:50:19 PM Disc copy started.
2:57:05 PM Started burning the extracted image to disc
2:57:16 PM Writing process started at 24x (4,234 KB/s)
3:02:15 PM Copying disc was completed successfully.
3:03:48 PM Disc copy started.
3:09:15 PM Cancelled burning image to disc.
3:09:45 PM Disc copy started.
3:17:07 PM Started burning the extracted image to disc
3:17:17 PM Writing process started at 24x (4,234 KB/s)
3:27:14 PM Aborting burning process, please wait...
Eventually control returned to the program, but the disc is still going full speed.
4. Event log.
Early on there was a warning in the Event Viewer: An error was detected on device \Device\CdRom0 during a paging operation.
Later, a single error (System): The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.
There were no Application errors logged.
5. Try again.
I tried to start Copy or grab a disc by double clicking, and saw that CDBurnerXP was now Not Responding.
There are no new events and the disc is spinning. The drive's eject button won't stop it.
Windows Media Player sees a blank disc. Using it to try to eject the disc temporarily freezes media player.
Using cmd.exe in Administrator mode, cdbxpcmd.exe --list-drives freezes until I CTRL-C it.
I used Task Manager to end CDBXP, which was still listed as Not Responding. Although it wasn't reporting as Not Responding I also had to end Windows Media Player with Task Manager.
6. The end.
It looks like I'll have to reboot this time to get the disc back, so that's all for now.