Installed the Nvidia Nforce drivers and still same problem. After resisting the urge to put a bat to the computer I remembered I had a ATA 133 rounded cable that I used for my old hard drive before getting a SATA HD. Figured i'd give it one last shot. Plugged into IDE channel 0 and directly into the LG DVD burner as master.
Started up the comp and its working properly. So it does appear that the Logical unit communication crc error (ultra-DMA/32) that Nero gives when drives can't read properly do relate to the IDE cables. Funny thing is I was using the cable that came with the drive.
Oh well glad that ordeal is over. Hope that helps ultra 35 and thanks again crossg.