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CD-RW - Power Calibration on formatting ?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by wastedf, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. wastedf

    wastedf Member

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    I've searchd the threads, but havn't found something quite like this.

    Before i re-formatted Windows, i could format(CDRW), write(CDRW), whatever i wanted, with Nero 6 Ultra. I had a relatively new version.

    I formatted, windows was going bonkers..

    I had an earlier version of Nero when i reinstalled windows, and i installed it, everything went ok. I went to format the CDRW, it gave me a power calibration.

    So, i read some of the threads...

    well, i got Nero 6.3.1.17 (latest version), and i get a power calibration error when i go to format my cd

    from other threads, i also
    1) updated my firmware
    2) updated my nero 6 version
    3) went into device manager, and turned off a service..

    and i still get this error. I've tried 12x, 10x, and 8x, and i still can't format. IT usually stops before it finishes, or it gets on 100% and just goes on until it times out. I can't figure this one out..
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    Power calibration errors are most often media related but can also be a hardware problem.

    When you get this error is it with the same disc or have you tried several discs and recieved the same error?
     
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    wastedf Member

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    I tried two different CD-RW's (both memorex)

    now, i burned the MP3 CD on a CD-R, and it skipped.. could it possibly be a bad laser? i'm not trying to buy a $10 cleaning disc, and it not working.. those things are expensive here
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Burners can be funny little buggers about what media they like so I'd suggest trying another brand and see if that doesn't clear things up :)

    What make/model drive is it?
     
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    a Cendyne 48x drive...

    but it's memorex.. i've ALWAYS considered memorex to be the best, hands down

    maybe it is the media =/
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Ask around for the best and you'll keep hearing the name Taiyo Yuden :)
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