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I want to disable the IMAPI CD Burner service because I keep getting Power Calibration Error messages.

In Windows XP, it's through services.msc, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

Does anyone know how to disable or kill that service?

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That service doesn't exist in Windows 7 or Vista. The only thing you can do is disable burning from the shell through Group Policy. As for your error there are a few things you can try:

  1. See if there are any firmware upgrades for your burner
  2. Try to clean the burner.
  3. One person on the following post recommended downloading the following file, which he says fixed some problems that led to the error going away.
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