it's not your choice of program but most likely your media.
please download nero cd-dvd speed and insert oneof your blank discs into the drive. go to the "disc info" tab and tell us what it says under media ID or manufacturer ID.
also what speed are the discs and what speed did you burn them at?
only burn media at its rated speed and MAYBE a step lower for poor quality media. too slow and too fast are no good.
what firmware revision do you have on your NEC drive?
- use quality media
- burn at the rated speed of your media
- keep firmware up to date
and your burning problems should disapear.