I purchased a DVD740i a few days ago. I already had Nero 7 Ultra ed. so I did not install the bundled version 6.x OEM Nero. I did install Lightscribe from the Nero site (LS_HSI.msi Version 22.214.171.124). Upon trying to print, the dialog in Nero says "Waiting for the drive to become ready..." for several seconds, and then I get the error message as follows when trying to burn a LightScribe label:
"LightScribe disc information encoded in the middle of the disc could not be read. Please ensure that the disc is a LightScribe disc and properly oriented. Clean the disc per the LightScribe documentation."
The disc is in the drive correctly and I even used a new IDE cable to connect the drive during my troubleshooting.
This happens with the bundled LS CD that came with the drive, as well as Memorex ones I bought from Walmart.
This is a FRESH install of Win XP pro, I just installed today to make sure it wasn't just some software conflict I was having.