Thanks for the replys guys, very much appreciated. The test mode was definitely not enabled, so I guess my drive does not like the media. Unfortunately I didn't save my log and really don't want to chance wasting anymore media (The Ritek G04 Mini DVD-R are not as cheap as regular full sized disc's) I do normally stick to Verbataim media, but was using the Traxdada Ritek 8cm discs for another purpose.
Well anyway thanks again for your input
Hey guys I tried a different burner with the same media and still the same problem., only this time it actually wrote to the disc and is a coaster. Please see my log for more info.
I 16:16:57 ImgBurn Version 220.127.116.11 started!
I 16:16:57 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 16:16:57 Initialising SPTI...
I 16:16:57 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 16:16:57 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 2 DVD?RWs!
I 16:18:07 Operation Started!
I 16:18:07 Source File: H:\G C ISO's\U-METPR2.ISO
I 16:18:07 Source File Sectors: 712,880 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:18:07 Source File Size: 1,459,978,240 bytes
I 16:18:07 Source File Volume Identifier: METPR2
I 16:18:07 Destination Device: [0:0:0] SONY DVD RW DRU-710A BYX5 (F:) (USB)
I 16:18:07 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKG04 01) (Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x)
I 16:18:07 Destination Media Sectors: 713,936
I 16:18:07 Write Mode: DVD
I 16:18:07 Write Type: DAO
I 16:18:07 Write Speed: 1x
I 16:18:07 Link Size: Auto
I 16:18:07 Test Mode: No
I 16:18:07 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 16:18:07 Filling Buffer...
I 16:18:08 Writing LeadIn...
I 16:20:19 Writing Image...
I 16:38:23 Synchronising Cache...
W 16:41:13 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - Session Fixation Error Writing Lead Out