I am stumped. Completely stumped. I've googled and googled and googled, and cannot find anything on the matter.
Here's what is happening:
I've now tried to burn the same .ISO to both a DVD/RW and a USB and I have used: Unetbootin (to USB), Win32Imager (to USB), Windows 7 Image Burner (to DVD), and BurnCDCC (to DVD).
They all say they successfully complete the burning process. After that, I check the disk on both USB and DVD and they are both completely empty.
In fact, I'm pretty sure it permanently messed up my PNY 8GB thumb drive. I tried to use DISKPART to reformat it and a third-party tool called Fat32Format but to no avail.
For further evidence, I tried booting to my USB and DVD/RW after completion of the burning process, but it shows an underscore blinking and then eventually boots the HDD.
I have absolutely no clue what is going on.