Power Calibration Error

Hi Guys,
My first post, so please be gentle with me :o I’ve read the FAQ, but i’m still having problems
I recently purchased an ND-4550A and installed it along with my old ND-2500A into my PC on seperate IDE channels using 80 way cables and both running UDMA-2.
Now this is where my problems started, my old 2500A would burn fine with the following media using Nero 6.6.0.18

Unbranded TY G02
Bulkpaq Princo
Datawrite Titanium 8X CMC Magnetics AE1

But with the 4550A i get power calibration errors after writing the lead-in.
Do you think this is down to bad media? or is my new drive faulty? And if it’s down to the media, why does the 2500A handle them so well?

Here’s my Nero log file

Super Josh

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 03/06/2005 09:15:34
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 18:35:34
Nero Version: 6.6.0.18
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A> Version: 1.07 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <VBE HH DVD-ROM DVD-50D >Version: 5.00 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <vbev5mp> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : HPT37x JBOD Array 2.00 hpt3xx Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
OtherPeripheral : HPT RCM DEVICE hpt3xx Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : VBE HH DVD-ROM DVD-50D 5.00 vbev5mp Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A E: CDRom0
_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A F: CDRom1
VBE HH DVD-ROM DVD-50D D: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 638MB (653668kB)
Memory in use : 37 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

18.1.2006
UDF/ISO compilation
18:04:52 #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation started

18:04:53 #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

18:04:53 #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6359
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

18:04:53 #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files sorted

18:04:53 #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

18:04:53 #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A running

18:04:53 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

18:04:53 #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

18:04:53 #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

18:04:53 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2274079 (505:21.04, 4441MB)

18:04:53 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

18:04:53 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: PRINCO -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

18:04:53 #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

18:04:53 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2274080 (2274080) = #2274080/505:21.5
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2274080 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

18:04:53 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A] 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 4657315840, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2274080 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

18:04:54 #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

18:04:54 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
Cache writing successful.

18:04:54 #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

18:04:54 #19 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Speed measurement started

18:04:54 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

18:08:56 #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<_NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2274080 (22B320h), lenght 0 blocks

18:08:57 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

18:08:57 #23 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1781
Speed measurement completed: 13.7x (19,040 KB/s)

18:08:57 #24 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

18:08:57 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

18:08:57 #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2571
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

18:08:57 #27 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21774
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

18:08:57 #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2726
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

18:08:57 #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8892
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-ROM (0), Part Version: 0.9x (0)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: 2,52 Mbps (0 h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: ?
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h (?)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

18:09:00 #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1288
18:09:00.649 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A\H1 T0 : Queue again later

18:09:37 #31 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03F50000
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

18:09:37 #32 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Power calibration error

18:09:37 #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

18:09:37 #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

18:09:37 #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2969
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

18:09:37 #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 03/06/2005 09:15:34
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 11/03/2005 22:28:13 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 04/08/2004 05:59:42 (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\VBEV5MP.sys’: Ver=5.0.0.2, size=57008 bytes, created 07/05/2003 11:46:30 (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 1 (Security Option)

Guys, thanks very much for your time.

Cheers,

Josh

Is it possible that a moderator removes the serial of his Nero version?

Of course it is.

Please try with better media.

could be either but i would strongly lean towards media

And if it’s down to the media, why does the 2500A handle them so well?

the 2500 does not do AOPC it only does OPC once per burn which is ok with good media but if the dye is not uniform it will just ignore where your new drive automatically adjusts which is probably why it is having problems

Thanks for the quick replies Guys( and thanks to Liggy for removing my serial #, spot the Noob :o )
What media would you guys recommend to try on this drive to check that it’s working okay?

Thanks again,

Josh

TY
MCC
CMC

all of those are better than princo

i am using bulkpaq branded disks with the tth02 dye on them and they are burning at 16 speed ok i normally would not use bulkpaq disks but these are the cheapest 16 speed on the market you can get them here http://www.ukdvdr.co.uk/shop/Printable-DVD-R-c-293.html

    cheers   bighun1952

Sometimes buying the cheapes discs can be more expensive than spending your money on quality media. You can get 100 Princo discs for less than 25 MCC03RG20 I guess - but in my opinion they’re still more expensive as you will probably get less than 25 useful burns on these 100 discs.

i have burned about 300 of these disks and have not had one failure in any of them i have done movies ps2 and xbox and i have never had a problem with them i see what you mean about princo i tried them when they first came out and they were the biggest load of crap on the market as i said in my post i normally would`nt use bulkpaq disks but i tried a 25 spindle of these and they work very well with my nec 3540a also they work well with my m8s pioneer 110 burning at 16 speed it seems to be a good dye finally also datawrite titanium are using the same dye i have seen them here http://www.digitalpromo.co.uk/erol.html#3208x0&&

                               cheers   bighun1952  :bow:  :bow:  :bow: