UPDATE: On the 30th of last month I posted several questions re comms failure with a PC and LG cdrw. Some feedback and hopefully some more answers for me.
I removed my own LG8522B from my machine and installed my sister in laws LG8520B. I kept my NERO188.8.131.52 software.
INCD would work with the 8520B without any problems. Then I tried NERO itself and it refused even to see the drive. I tried CloneCD and that did not even see the 8520B drive.
I then uninstalled NERO184.108.40.206 and installed NERO Express 220.127.116.11 andthe drive worked perfectly.
I then removed the 8520B and reinstalled my own 852B. My drive refused to work with the NERO express software. So I uninstalled and put NERO Burning ROM 18.104.22.168 back and my drive works perfectly.
So it seems that the bundled versions only work with the drives they are bundled with.
So I am back to the point where I ask why would I get Communications Failure reports and crashed CD's when I use the 8520B drive and Nero Express 22.214.171.124 in my sister in laws computer?
Could it be the ASPI layer? Any suggestions will do. PLease note that although I have her burner with me her PC is 700kilometers from me.