[QUOTE=StormJumper;2225098]If the MoBo got smoked by lightning I hope you checked everything else out cause lightning will do damage to the wiring as well(IDE cable and such)
may even want to check all connections they may have gotten chard
I take it you was not using a surge protector :([/QUOTE]
well just a quick update storm, after trying to backup another dvd still getting the same message, and like i said delayed write errors in windows, well checked the hardrive and yeah, smoked. replaced with a WD 320 and no problems yet, have done a few dvdsnow and no problem, funny. dont know if the hsm3 disc was really bad, nero said it was but dont know now.
anyway, was debating on updating my burner and kinda like lite-on 20a1h, whats your thoughts, has to be old PATA, my next rig will have sata, but waiting for windows 7, cant stomach vista. and thanks for the help…