Failing hard drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZipTriX, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    *Check attached for exact error message*

    I keep getting an error of "Delayed Write Error". I have tested the IDE cable, IDE controller, etc with other hard drives and do not experience the same problem. After getting the error, all data on the disappears, but can be accessed after rebooting. I have also used different programs for testing and all have said that the drive has passed the tests. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks for any help.
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    *looks around for attached
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    a low level format.
  4. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

  5. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

    North of Seattle
    I got that error when I was playing around with my page file. I tried to move it to a second hd and I think I also changed my memory setting from programs to system cache. When I rebooted it didn't write something like the error says and I ended up doing a complete reinstall of Windows XP Pro.
  6. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    normally this issue may be caused if,
    1)The "Enable write caching on the disk" feature for your disk is turned on.
    2)Your Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller is configured in either of the following ways:
    3)You are using a 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
    4)Your BIOS settings are configured to force faster UDMA modes.

    btw, did u perform any tweak to ur system??
  7. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    1) It is enabled by default. Can't disable it.
    2) Which following ways?
    3) Using the required 80 wire 40 pin cable.
    4) BIOS is set for ATA133. Hard drive is an 80 GB Maxtor ATA133.

    No tweaks applied.
  8. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Pic of write cache option.