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Numerous errors when attempting to burn dvd's

I have had an abundance of problems when attempting to burn dvd's. Most common error I get is (medium error). Last error received was, "Power calibration error, RW DW-Q30A, Medium error. My operating system is Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz, .99 GB of RAM. SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A driver provided by microsoft, driver date 7/1/2001, version 5.0.2535.0. I updated the firmware from YYS2 to YYS7 but this did not help. Approximately 125 DVD's have been destruyed due to this issue. Please help. Thank you for your time.

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1. go to device manager / right click on cd drive / uninstall driver / reboot and windows will reinstall driver 2. go to My computer right click on cd drive properties - check digital cd playback recording - check enable cd recording on this drive driver - update or uninstall reboot your computer

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