I gave it a few more attempts, with the simulation stuff both on and off, and still no go. I even tried a different version of nero, and two other software packages.
I think I better re-install my OS because in my Spring Cleaning session I deleted the files the enable the computer to read CD tracks... OOPS. I'll be giving it another go after that.
J, I got the Sony burner with 24x10x40 written on the front, cost me $180 new.
I might also try finding some drivers for it from sony, not that I can find the site, but hey.
Thanks for the tips guys, I'll let ya know how I go.
CAUTION: Slippery When BOOSTING!