Can't burn DVD-R's

I've been trying out my new Sony DRU-500A DVD+/-R/RW drive the last few days. I have successfully burned several files from a DVD-Video disc onto a DVD+RW. When I try the same thing with a DVD-R disc though I get nothing but coasters. I'm running Windows ME and have used both VERITAS RecordNow 4.5 and SmartRipper 2.41. Both programs immediately write a bogus file called Track01.cda to the disc and then quit. The DVD I'm trying to duplicate has no audio files so I don't know where this file is coming from. I call it bogus as I cannot play it as an audio file and it's size is only 1 KB. Appreciate any suggestions.
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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by scotty35 on 03/31/03 06:49 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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