Just thought I'd revive this topic, for TWO reasons.
1) I would like to know if DB7713 has resolved his problems, and if so, how!
2) I too suffer from these problems, but I have a) learnt to work around the problems and b) learnt that it is not related to Nero only.
I get the same problem on both my computers, but only when burning a certain type of CD-images, namely BIN/CUE-images containing VideoCD or SuperVideoCD material, particularly (I cannot say if it's limited to this only) images which have been mastered with VCDEasy.
On one of my computers, Nero, Fireburner, and Alcohol 120% all fail. On my laptop though, Alchol 120% works fine. Very strange! Both computers have had periods of time when they did work fine - but over time, due to upgrades of software/drivers etc. they have stopped working again.
First I thought it was the DAO function in my writer (a TEAC DVD-R, i.e. a Pioneer) that failed, but I finally deduced the above conclusion about which material can and cannot be burned.
So, how do I work around it? Well, the method I use is :
1. Remaster the VCD/SVCD image using Nero's own VCD/SVCD utility.
2. Then burn using Track-At-Once (TAO) instead of DAO.
That should do it!
If you happen to have already mastered images in BIN/CUE formats and don't have the original video left (or, if you got them like that already) then you'll have to extract the video file from the BIN file using e.g. ISO-Buster or Daemon-Tools.
As for combatting the problem itself, I have given up. As far as I have deduced, it's a combination of Windows XP + certain chipsets + certain drivers that makes this problem appear.