If the drive is still working, what we need to discuss are a few things.
1. Creating a DVD on my old Acer ter-600 was a 6 hour wait. Your machine might be much faster (I can't find what you have.)
2. DVD Maker could hang on video files it does not understand. This area is deeply discussed and you can read how folk deal with it. Here I only offer DVD FLICK (try that!)
3. Let's say DVD Maker can use the files and does not hang. Even on a common Core 2 Duo at 2 or more GHz it should take up to an hour for it to render the files to a DVD image. Some software does a poor job of showing progress and folk reboot.
This is my first time trying to burn a video DVD. I am using DVD Maker on my laptop (Vista 64 bit). After I loaded about 100 min of video and photos, and pressed Burn, for 10 minutes, the screen read Preparing 0% and creating dvd, please wait. I restarted the whole computer and tried again, but same result --- nothing!
My device manager says the DVD drive is TSST corp. I have burned audio and data CDs successfully.