Phillips is made by CMC, and it's not very good.
try other media.
if you can get it, try Fuji media, or Verbatim DataLifePlus.
if you can't get these try some other: TDK, Memorex or other branded media.
you can have a SCSI error even if you don't have a SCSI drive...some SCSI stuff is general to all CDRW drives.
if you give more info maybe someone can help you out with the Nero problems you've had.
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