"Delayed Write Failed" error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RagnaroK, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hi,
    I occasionally get a "Delayed Write Failed" error when a hard drive (placed inside a mobile rack) is plugged into my PCI IDE card. The problem also occurs with other HDDs, not just my one. Suggestions?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    did you install the manufacturer's driver for the IDE card, or are you using a driver provided by windows?
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I have installed the manufacturer's drivers (ST Lab / Silicon Image).
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    do you have another cable you can try, just to rule that out?
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Try disabling the write cache under system manager - ide controllers. Not an explanation but it could get rid of the problem. The cache should work.

    Or you could turn off "performance" under windows performance settings for the troublesome drive(s). That will kill caching also.