Come on, Nero Express isn't that bad. It does a pretty good job at what it does.
As for other burning programs, they usually come with the necessary drivers or instructions on how to get them. If not, they may be expecting that you have already installed a system-level ASPI layer. You can get Adaptec's latest ASPI layer at their web site, but I recommend googling for ForceASPI and using it to install version 4.60 of Adaptec's ASPI. Many believe 4.60 is the most stable version Adaptec has released. Maybe, maybe not. But ForceASPI certainly is better for installing just what you need and allowing you to easily remove it if something goes wrong.