Here is my problem, I have a pioneer dvr a05, memorex dvd-r, magic 3 chip, version 5 ps2, i am burning with nero (so far just the demo but I am buying the full version today.) I have only been successful in backing up 3 games, and have wasted 5 other dvd-r's. (The odds aren't too good at this point.) When I use nero, I copy at 1x, disconnect from internet (I was told with broadband always being on it could cause a problem with the burn process), I disable my screensaver and basically do whatever else I can so that the pc is focused solely on the copying of the dvd. Why am I making so many coasters, I have tried alcohol120, but I kept on getting an error message in the first 10 seconds of trying to copy vice city which wasted that blank dvd. I did a backup of ssx tricky which worked fine, but since I put a label on the disc, it won't even boot up now. I did not install the chip myself so I have no idea if the solder points are fine (but I am beginning to wonder about that as well because some games I got off the person who chipped my ps2 won't work if I have been playing a different game for about 15 minutes). Any ideas on why the burn process is not working? One last thing, after I backup a game, when I check the burn side of a dvd, a succesfull burn will have a very sharp line at the edge of the data track, a failed burn will have a fuzzy line at the edge of the data track, why is this.