Power Calibration Error message

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Moonacres, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. Moonacres

    Moonacres Guest

    I keep getting this message when I try to copy or burn a cd on my burner.

    I am using WINXP with SP1
    AMD AThlon 1gh
    768 SDRAM PC133 ram
    40 Gig Harddrive Western Digital
    Asus A7V Motherboard.
    Power Supply is 300w

    Is it my power supply that is starting to fail or should I be looking else where?

    Any help would be appreciated.


    PS Forgot to mention I am using NERO burning software
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    what message are u gettin?!!!!!!
  3. Moonacres

    Moonacres Guest

    Sorry I added the error log as an attachment
  4. Bryan

    Bryan Guest

    i had this problem
    before you go replacing power supplies try a diffrent brand of CDR/CDRW
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hmm could be a power prob,300w with such a gd system may not be enuf.

    use this 2 try + help

    AGP video card - 30-40W
    PCI video card - 30W
    AMD Athlon 900MHz-1.1GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.2MHz-1.4GHz - 55-65W
    AMD Duron 1.0MHz-1.3GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.47MHz-1.73GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium III 800MHz-1.26GHz - 40W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz-1.7GHz - 65W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz-2.0GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz-2.4GHz - 90W
    Intel Celeron 1.0GHz-1.1GHz - 35W Intel Celeron 1.2GHz-1.4GHz - 50
    ATX Motherboard - 35W-45W
    128MB RAM - 10W
    256MB RAM - 20W
    24X or higher IDE CD-RW Drive -
    32X or higher IDE CD-ROM Drive - 25W10x or higher IDE DVD-ROM Drive - 20W
    SCSI CD-RW Drive - 17W
    SCSI CD-ROM Drive - 12W
    5,400RPM IDE Hard Drive - 10W
    7,200RPM IDE Hard Drive - 13W
    7,200RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 24W
    10,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 30W
    15,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 45W
    Floppy Drive - 5W
    Network Card - 4W
    Modem - 5W
    Sound Card - 5W
    SCSI Controller Card - 20W
    Firewire/USB Controller Card - 10W
    Case Fan - 3W
    CPU Fan - 3W
  6. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    no no no its something on the disk that tells the lazer what power to apply to the laser when it burns the disk if its not read then it wont rite and return an error try using another brand of cd-r
  7. box2k2

    box2k2 OSNN Addict

    CD Media

    It's definitely a media problem.

    I had a philips burner that was REALLY picky about what it would write. No memorex, TDK or cheapies.

    Always generated a power calibration error with those types.

    I always found Philips CDRs to work (surprise, surprise!) otherwise Traxdata have never failed me.
  8. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Yep its the CD's that cause the POWER CALIBRATION error messeges, I've got a whole spindle that my burner refuses to use