I have Sony PC with a Philips 117R dvd drive.
I am not actually familiar with this model, can you right the exact model number down?
At first I thought I just needed to update my driver but it does not appear I need an updated driver. Then I thought maybe it was a read error on the HP burner side but because the error refers to the Philips drive I don't think that's the case.
So if i understand correctly, you are trying to copy a disk, using the philips drive as a reader and the external drive as a writer, and somewhere in between you get an error by roxio that refers to the philips drive, therefore the reading process?