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    I am having problems burning the ISO onto dvds, every time I try to burn I get the following error message (I posted the whole DVDDecrypter log) thank you very much

    I 12:07:45 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
    I 12:07:45 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
    I 12:07:45 Initialising SPTI...
    I 12:07:45 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 12:07:45 Found 1 DVD+RW!
    I 12:08:32 Operation Started!
    I 12:08:32 Source File: C:\BE_COOL_WS.ISO
    I 12:08:32 Source File Sectors: 2,285,863 (MODE1/2048)
    I 12:08:32 Source File Size: 4,681,447,424 bytes
    I 12:08:32 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
    I 12:08:32 Destination Device: [1:0:0] SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A 1.8f (D (ATA)
    I 12:08:32 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: YUDEN000-T02-00) (Speeds: 1x, 1x)
    I 12:08:32 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
    I 12:08:32 Write Mode: DVD
    I 12:08:32 Write Type: SAO
    I 12:08:32 Write Speed: MAX
    I 12:08:32 Link Size: Auto
    I 12:08:32 Test Mode: No
    I 12:08:32 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 12:08:33 Filling Buffer...
    I 12:08:33 Writing LeadIn...
    W 12:10:20 Failed to Write Sectors 2240 - 2271 - Power Calibration Area Error
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (2 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (3 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (4 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (5 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (6 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (7 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (8 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (9 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (10 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (11 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (12 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (13 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (14 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (15 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (16 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (17 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (18 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
    W 12:10:20 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 12:10:20 Retry Failed! - Invalid Address For Write
    E 12:10:35 Failed to Write Sectors 2240 - 2271 - Power Calibration Area Error
    I 12:10:35 Synchronising Cache...
    I 12:10:35 Closing Track...
    I 12:10:35 Finalising Disc...
    E 12:10:35 Failed to Write Image!
    E 12:10:35 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:02
    I 12:10:35 Average Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,019 KB/s (0.7x)

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    It means pretty much the same thing but, this is what a "Power Calibration" error message means in Nero.

    Try all of the solutions:

    I get a 'Power calibration error' or 'Calibration area (almost) full' error message. Why?

    Power Calibration is controlled by the recorder.

    Before any write operation, all recorders must do a 15 step power test to determine the optimum power for writing to the CD; this is called "Optimum Power Calibration"(OPC). During the write, it continues to do this test to get the best write throughout the whole CD; this is called "Running Optimum Power Calibration" (ROPC).

    This whole process is controlled by the recorder, though initiated by programs such as Nero. There is an area on the inner part of the CD for the test and test data info to be stored. You can use this area up to 999 times.

    If you receive the "Power calibration error" or "Power calibration area is (almost) full" error message, the cause will be either poor media, poor power, or a defective recorder.

    Please try the following solutions:

    1. Update the firmware of your recorder. Please check the manufacturer's website for the latest version.

    2. Try another brand of media.

    3. Try different power connectors, and for recorders, do not share power with other devices. It needs its own power connector. If the error occurs with an external recorder, the power source in the chassis could be the cause. As a test, try to take the recorder out of the external chassis and connect it internal.

    4. Try different configurations, such as taking the CD-ROM to the primary IDE bus as slave and have only the recorder connected to the secondary IDE bus as master.

    5. Send the recorder in for service.

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    the few times I got a power calibration error a change to a different brand of media fixed the problem. Do as "jmet stated and check for firmware upgrade etc.

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