1300A Power Callibration Error

I have been using my 1300A for a while now with NEC’s 1.0b fw since it is fairly old and no new private stuff has been made. I have never been able to burn at 4x even though it is advertised as such. I have tried three types of high quality media (all dvd-r) that were supposed to be supported and were obviously capable of burning at 4x. I just got some new firmware from a Japanese site, 1.0c, they are calling it. This is giving me the same error, ‘Power Callibration Error’ (and lots of coasters). I can burn fine at 2x and when I set it at 2.4x it works but never goes higher that 2.1x. I have tried using Nero 6.3.1.6 and the latest version of DVD Decrypter.

AMD 3000+ on an Asus A7N8X
512 Mb PC3200
Geforce fx5700
Maxtor 160 Gb HD

As suggested by the posting guidelines, providing the exact media code would be helpful, as right now, you have not provided enough information for anyone to answer your question.

Pardon Me.

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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:RITEKG04]
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Disc & Book Type :       [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name :      [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID :        [RITEKG04]
Blank Disc Capacity :    [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
Recording Speeds :       [1x , 2x , 4x]
                         [6x And Higher Might Not Always Be Detectable]
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** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Drive = _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A [FW 1.0C]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+RW DVD+R
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-RW DVD-R
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:RITEKG04]
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 =  5408 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #2 =  2704 KBPS ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
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** WARNING : Some Drives Do Not Return The Entire 'Media Code'-Block
             When Dealing with Discs That Are Rated 6x And Higher.
** INFO : Hex Dump Of 'Media Code'-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding 'Media Code'-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00  02 96 0e 14 88 9a 80 00   .@....R.........
0010 : 03 52 49 54 45 4b 47 00  04 30 34 00 00 00 00 00   .RITEKG..04.....
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00  06 08 12 11 86 67 80 00   .............g..
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00  08 06 19 0a 0b 09 01 00   ................
0040 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0050 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
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[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
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Error Log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:20:56 AM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 7:18:06 PM 
Nero version: 6.3.1.6
Recorder:             <_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A>    Version: 1.0C - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <_NEC     DVD_RW ND-1300A >Version: 1.0C - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.6
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 92041U4                   atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : Maxtor 6Y160P0                   atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A             atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : LG CD-ROM CRD-8400B              atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : Generic DVD-ROM         1.0    d346prt Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : AXV     CD/DVD-ROM      2.2a  a347scsi Port 3 ID 0  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : NERO    IMAGEDRIVE2     2.26  imagedrv Port 4 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A       D:   CDRom0
LG CD-ROM CRD-8400B        E:   CDRom1
Generic DVD-ROM            F:   CDRom2
AXV CD/DVD-ROM             H:   CDRom3
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2           I:   CDRom4
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
CmdQueuing     : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed     : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 222MB (227872kB)
Memory in use       : 56 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

3.1.2005
Burn DVD Image
5:27:48 AM	#1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
	Reader running
	
5:27:48 AM	#2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
	Writer _NEC     DVD_RW ND-1300A  running
	
5:27:48 AM	#3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3198
	Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media
	
5:27:48 AM	#4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 244
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2286011 (508:00.11, 4464MB)
	
5:27:48 AM	#5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 249
	Write in overburning mode: FALSE
	
5:27:48 AM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2107
	Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: LEADDA - TA01
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
5:27:48 AM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 410
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
5:27:48 AM	#8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2286012 (2286012) = #2286012/508:0.12
	    not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos 
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286012 blocks [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-1300A ]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
5:27:48 AM	#9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
	Prepare recorder [_NEC     DVD_RW ND-1300A ] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4681752576, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |   0x00 |  0x41
	       0 |        1 |   0 |   0x00 |  0x41
	       0 |        1 |   1 |   0x00 |  0x41
	 2286012 | lead-out |   1 |   0x00 |  0x41
	
5:27:48 AM	#10 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
	Caching of files started
	
5:27:48 AM	#11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4214
	Cache writing successful.
	
5:27:48 AM	#12 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
	Caching of files completed
	
5:27:48 AM	#13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
	Burn process started at 4x (5,520 KB/s)
	
5:27:48 AM	#14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2342
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
5:27:48 AM	#15 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
	Set remaining time: 14:10,237 (850237ms) -> OK
	
5:27:48 AM	#16 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1619
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
5:27:48 AM	#17 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19864
	Set BUFE: supported -> ON 
	
5:27:48 AM	#18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1760
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
5:27:48 AM	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8002
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 5
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: recordable
	 Linear Density:         0,267 um/bit,  Track Density:  0,74 um/track
	 Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
	 End Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
5:28:12 AM	#20 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03D50000
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x73
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03 
	
5:28:12 AM	#21 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
	Power calibration error
	
5:28:12 AM	#22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
5:28:12 AM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
5:28:12 AM	#24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1970
	EndDAO: Last written address was -1
	
5:28:12 AM	#25 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
	Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK
	
5:28:12 AM	#26 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1699
	Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK
	
5:28:12 AM	#27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,520 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 7:53:02 AM 
File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.01a, size=20368 bytes, created 10/23/2004 3:49:41 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=?.?.?.?, size=86656 bytes, created 8/17/2001 12:51:56 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 

Drive won’t do a PI/PIF scan. Info tool won’t save for some reason… the standalone or in Nero itself. I was really just wondering if anyone has seen/fixed this problem before.?