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Please help!!!!--I can't burn anymore

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by rmreece, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. rmreece

    rmreece Guest

    DVD Decrypter worked fine until I formatted my hard drive last week. I download DVD Decrypter again, and ever since then, I can't burn any DVD's. I updated my ascpi, my DMA is set correctly, firmware is correct and current, using verbatim disks. What can I do to get up and running again?
     
  2. sytyguy

    sytyguy Regular member

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    Well, sounds like you did most of the leg work required to figure out your problem, but you are going to have to give us a clue as to what happened? Did you get an error message from decrypter? Or an error message from your OS?

    Please help us, help you,

    Rich
     
  3. rmreece

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    Power Calibration Area is Full
     
  4. sytyguy

    sytyguy Regular member

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    I take it we will have to play 20 questions here. What is the make and model of your burner? I take it that this error message came from your OS, right? If so, what OS?

    If so, check this link out, and there are 5 potential scenerios that should give you a hint as to what the problem is.

    http://www.cdr-zone.com/articles/atapi_error_codes_page_1.html

    Also.............

    A power calibration error is caused by the inability of a DVD-RW drive to use a DVD-R or DVD-RW disk.

    DVD-R and DVD-RW disks themselves have information written on them, within this Media ID code there is information that the drive uses to calibrate itself to the disk, when a drive first starts to write to a disk it will burn a small amount of data to a calibration area on the disc, using the calibration information in the Media ID code, and then try to read back the data that it has written. If it cannot be read, then disk will be ejected and fail with a power calibration error.

    A power calibration error is normally caused by problems with the media. Should you be experiencing problems with your drive or the media, we recommend that a disk from a good quality manufacturer be used to test it.
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    This suggests that your DVD media isn't very good.


    HTH,

    Rich
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2005
  5. rmreece

    rmreece Guest

    Operating System is Win XP, my burner is a NEC 1300a. I thought Verbatim disks were supposed to be one of the better brands to use. I have burned on these disks before and never had a problem until I reformatted my hard drive. Do I need to make a change to my OS?
     
  6. rmreece

    rmreece Guest

    Here's the log file:

    I 15:44:58 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
    I 15:44:58 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 1)
    I 15:44:58 Initialising SPTI...
    I 15:44:58 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 15:44:58 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW!
    I 15:45:31 Operation Started!
    I 15:45:31 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\DVD Work\FANTASTIC_FOUR_169.ISO
    I 15:45:31 Source File Sectors: 2,201,989 (MODE1/2048)
    I 15:45:31 Source File Size: 4,509,673,472 bytes
    I 15:45:31 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
    I 15:45:31 Destination Device: [1:1:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A 1.0C (E:) (ATA)
    I 15:45:31 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 02RG20) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)
    I 15:45:31 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
    I 15:45:31 Write Mode: DVD
    I 15:45:31 Write Type: SAO
    I 15:45:31 Write Speed: 4x
    I 15:45:31 Link Size: Auto
    I 15:45:31 Test Mode: No
    I 15:45:31 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 15:45:31 Filling Buffer...
    I 15:45:31 Writing LeadIn...
    W 15:45:39 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:45:39 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    W 15:45:44 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:45:44 Retrying (2 of 20)...
    W 15:45:49 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:45:49 Retrying (3 of 20)...
    W 15:45:54 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:45:54 Retrying (4 of 20)...
    W 15:45:59 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:45:59 Retrying (5 of 20)...
    W 15:46:04 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:04 Retrying (6 of 20)...
    W 15:46:10 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:10 Retrying (7 of 20)...
    W 15:46:15 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:15 Retrying (8 of 20)...
    W 15:46:20 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:20 Retrying (9 of 20)...
    W 15:46:25 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:25 Retrying (10 of 20)...
    W 15:46:30 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:30 Retrying (11 of 20)...
    W 15:46:35 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:35 Retrying (12 of 20)...
    W 15:46:40 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:40 Retrying (13 of 20)...
    W 15:46:45 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:45 Retrying (14 of 20)...
    W 15:46:50 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:50 Retrying (15 of 20)...
    W 15:46:55 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:46:55 Retrying (16 of 20)...
    W 15:47:00 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:47:00 Retrying (17 of 20)...
    W 15:47:05 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:47:05 Retrying (18 of 20)...
    W 15:47:10 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:47:10 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 15:47:15 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    W 15:47:15 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 15:47:20 Retry Failed! - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    E 15:49:28 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Power Calibration Area Is Full
    I 15:49:28 Synchronising Cache...
    E 15:49:28 Failed to Write Image!
    E 15:49:33 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:03:57
    I 15:49:33 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
     
  7. cougar_ii

    cougar_ii Regular member

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    Hi there,

    Did you try burning those at 2x ?

    I had this issue once, but was using cheap media !

    Burning at 2x solved lots of issues I had with cheap media also !

    I have also read people having issues with their burner trying to burn Session At Once (SAO) see in the settings is there's an other way of burning.

    In VSO CopyToDVD, you can unselect [ ] DVD-R SAO first.

    Maybe DVD Shrink also has such options...
     
  8. hursty

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    bad disk's, a knackered burner,faulty cable or burning too fast on a low spec pc are the most common causes of Power calibration errors
    in no particular order
     
  9. paddymail

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    Also, I noticed that you're only on service pack 1... might want to update that.
     

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