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How to burn quicker in windows xp

Go to "administrative tools" in the control panel.

In the "services" list, disable the IMAPI CD-Burning COM service.

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I'm getting a calibration error every time I try to burn a dvd


Hello Triir,

To get rid of calibration error you have to perform following steps :

1. Click Start
2. Select Control Panel
3. Click on Administrative Tools
4. Click on Services and browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE right click (on IMAPI) then select properties in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled. make sure you click APPLY

May 09, 2011 | Lite On SOHW-1633S DVD±RW Dual Layer...

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power caliberation error


  • 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. Chnage Startup Type to Disabled.
    4. disable_imapi.jpg
    5. Click Apply and Reboot.
  • Try updating or changing your CD\DVD burning software to the latest version.
  • Try upgrading your writer's firmware.
  • If all the above fails the problem is definitely related to hardware and not software, Go ahead and get your burner laser lens cleaned by a professional.
  • If all the above fails the drive's laser might have died and you need to get it replaced.
  • Best Of Luck, do post your results.

Jan 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my dvd writer not writing the dvd's


  • on Desktop click Start
  • select Control Panel
  • click on Administrative Tools
  • click on Services
  • browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING2.gif COM SERVICE
  • right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
  • in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled.
  • make sure you click APPLY

  • Nov 15, 2009 | Lite On Lite-On 16X Dual Layer DVD RW...

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    sir i am using acer aspire 4720z. i am not able


    Most likely your drive needs to be replaced. In most cases that means hardware problem related to the laser. But there is a chance that one trick will help you. If you are running Windows XP click Start --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools -->Services --> IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE -->right click (on IMAPI), select properties --> Start up type drop down menu, select disabled --> click APPLY at the bottom. Reboot. Try to burn your disk.

    Sep 05, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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