Nero Power calibration error, but only on DVD's

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Hi

I have been trying to burn DVD’s, but I keep getting the Power Calibration Error in Nero. I know that there are other threads on this, but none of the fixes in them worked for me.

What I have already tried:

1)Changing disc brands. Sony and Maxell

2)Followed this fix:

  1. Install Nero Burning Rom
  2. Start NeroSmartStart
  3. from the main menu select “Extras”
  4. select “Control Drives Speed”
    “Nero DriveSpeed” will start
  5. click “OPTIONS”
  6. Select (check) “run at startup”
  7. Select (check) “start minimized”
  8. Deselect " Restore speed settings at startup"
    (although when I do this, the “Restore settings…” seems to check itself back as soon as I close the window)

3)And this fix:

  1. on Desktop click Start
  2. select Control Panel
  3. click on Administrative Tools
  4. click on Services
  5. browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE
  6. right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
  7. in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled.
  8. make sure you click APPLY

None of these worked. I am pretty sure it is not a problem with the laser, as CD’s burn fine.

Here is a copy of my last log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 9.0.9.100
Internal Version: 9, 0, 9, 100

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-G520A> Version: GPSD - HA 1 TA 0 - 9.0.9.100
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD RW DW-G520A >Version: GPSD - HA 1 TA 0 - 9.0.9.100
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-G520A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST98823AS nvata Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-G520A E: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1470MB (1505896kB)
Free physical memory: 627MB (642936kB)
Memory in use : 57 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

1.12.2008
ISO compilation
11:22:03 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

11:22:04 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6789
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:22:04 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3349
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:22:04 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3563
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:22:04 PM #5 Text 0 File FilesystemSettingsValidator.cpp, Line 142
FS Settings: using validator ‘CUDFSettingsValidatorDVD’
ParamMode = ‘automatic’, changing UDF partition type from ‘physical’ to ‘physical’
Changing UDF revision from ‘1.02’ to ‘1.02’

11:22:05 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 312
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2239231 (497:36.31, 4373MB)

11:22:05 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 324
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:22:05 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2951
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-G520A, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: <SONY>, Media Type ID: <D21>, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

11:22:05 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 499
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:22:05 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 756
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2239232 (2239232) = #2239232/497:36.32
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2239232 blocks [E: SONY DVD RW DW-G520A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:22:05 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 958
Prepare [E: SONY DVD RW DW-G520A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4585947136, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2239232 | 0 | 0x00
2239232 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

11:22:05 PM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

11:22:05 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4362
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

11:22:05 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

11:22:05 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4484
Cache writing successful.

11:22:05 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

11:22:05 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

11:22:05 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2675
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:22:05 PM #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer 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: 26053F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY…
Media type ID: D21
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 00 07 53 4F 4E 59 00 - 00 00 00 44 32 31 00 38 …SONY…D21.8
23 54 37 14 00 28 6E 00 - 80 69 17 19 0C 0C 0A 0B #T7…(n…i…
01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
01 00 38 38 00 20 61 24 - 0B 2E 23 10 04 1E 1D 01 …88…a$…#…
00 00 00 20 61 24 0B 2E - 23 10 04 1E 1D 01 00 00 …a$…#…
02 00 54 70 00 25 66 6A - 20 13 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 …Tp.%fj…
00 00 00 36 61 6A 20 13 - 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 00 3A …6aj…:
03 00 54 DF 00 25 66 6A - 20 13 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 …T…%fj…
00 00 00 60 5F 85 20 12 - 0A 0A 01 20 00 00 00 5A …`_…Z
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
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00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
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00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:22:05 PM #20 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x0a956180: Len x648

11:22:05 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

11:22:05 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 273
Pipe memory size 83836800

11:23:16 PM #23 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x0aba0040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

11:23:16 PM #24 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Power calibration error
E: SONY DVD RW DW-G520A

11:23:18 PM #25 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 943
EndDAO: Last written address 0

11:23:18 PM #26 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1424
SetDriveCaps: Set LAST LBA of layer 1 to 0

11:23:18 PM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

11:23:19 PM #28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

11:23:21 PM #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11444
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

11:23:21 PM #30 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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

And details of drive from DISCinfo:

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : SONY
MODEL : DVD RW DW-G520A
REVISION : GPSD
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 2006/04/28 16:30
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Not Set
USER CHANGES : 5
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : Not set
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : YES
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 63
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 63

THanks.


#2

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