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Delayed Write Failure Error


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Totto Chan

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Hello,

I am Totto and I need :blink: with my computer, which has been working fine for 2 years.
Recently, when I open any folder, my comp slows down and often stops completely. I need to manually reboot.
And sometimes, an error message "Delayed Write Failure" popped up. I checked on internet and it says that it is connected to system cache. I followed the instruction on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330174 and uncheck the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature but I don't think it works.

I have not added any new hardware or install any software.
My main hard drive is fine but the secondary one seems to have trouble as I tried to scan disk one partition but it din't work.
My comp is
Pentium 4 with 1.49 GHz
memory of 1 Gig
Window XP Home Edition
1st hard drive is 40 G
2nd hard drive is 200 G (I partition this into 3 NTFS)

What can I do to correct this without reformatting the drive? Please help :whistling:
Thank you very much!
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Neil Jones

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This is usually a sign of a hard drive on the way out. The reluctance of Scandisk to have anything to do with the affected drive is your clue.
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