Hi Digital Guru, thank you for the suggestions. I completed all of that as you suggested and tried rendering the video again and the rendering stops in the same place at 37%, 29 min, 14 sec and 19 frames. It's quite bizarre.
The video is question is a training video recorded from GotoMeeting, downloaded and converted to a wmv. I added a few slides in the beginning and end of the video, then have been trying to render it. This has now happened with the last 2 videos downloaded from GotoMeeting and converted to wmv. I want to upload it directly to YouTube for the students, but first I have to render it since YouTube won't allow access directly from Roxio.
If you have any more suggestions, I am open to that. Not sure where to take it from here.