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Power Calibration Failed

How To Fix "Power Calibration Error" While Burning CD/DVD

If your CD/DVD burner is making coasters failing to write CD's and DVD's, throwing a "Power Calibration Error" or "Medium Speed Error", here are a few solutions you should try.

Their could be several possible reasons and solutions for the above error, basically what is happening is for some reason the CD/DVD burning software is unable to determine the Optimum Power Calibration rate (a small pre-burn test to determine optimal laser power for writing), resulting a disk burn failure. There is no easy way to pinpoint the exact reason, so try all the possible fixes from top to bottom (easy to hard) and see what works:

  • Try using different brands of quality blank media, most common reason for such error's is cheap blank media.

  • Try burning at lower speeds (Highly effective).

  • Disable IMAPI Service (Work's in most cases):
  1. Launch Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services .
  2. Browse for "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service", Right-click on it and select properties.
  3. Change Startup Type to Disabled.
  4. Click Apply and Reboot.


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