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September 16, 2005 1:25:27 AM

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Windows Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer
hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.


ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated.. please!
thanks ahead of time.. Rainy
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:25:28 AM

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On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:25:27 GMT, Rainy wrote:

> Windows Delayed Write Failed
> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
> data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer
> hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
>
>
> ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated.. please!
> thanks ahead of time.. Rainy

Take a look at this article:
"Delayed Write Failed" error message when you manage files in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330174

Try some of the suggestions. If the error goes away, you're done.

If it reappears... check Control Panel's power options for the hard drives.
Set these to never. If the drive is unresponsive at shutdown (slow to
return to normal from the standby state) it may be messing up the timing
Windows needs for final housekeeping tasks.

You'll want to keep an eye on this. "$Mft" is the master file table - the
operating system's master catalog that all of the pointers and references
the operating system uses to keep track of partitions, files and folders.
Any data loss is tough enough to deal but losing the $Mft could mean
losing access to the entire contents of the drive. If you have the means,
now would be a good time to create a backup of the files stored on this
drive if you don't already have one.

I see in another thread that you have a response from Cari in regards to
the drive disappearing. This added issue could be due to one of several
reasons including those in the article referenced above. Cari is an expert
in hardware issues (and very good and a friend :)  ). You'll want to follow
up with her to be sure the drive is in good health.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:25:28 AM

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"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in
news:bFlWe.111903$084.3367@attbi_s22:

> Windows Delayed Write Failed
> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
> data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your
> computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file
> elsewhere.
>
>
> ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated..
> please! thanks ahead of time.. Rainy
>
>

I've had this happen. In my setup, it's either the one hard drive, or the
IDE channel on the MB.

I'm leaning towards the MB over here, as on a couple of the occasions when
this has happened, a reboot was unsuccessful as the C drive couldn't be
found by MB bios either at the reboot, as well as the seemingly problematic
D drive.
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September 16, 2005 2:25:55 AM

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thanks sharon.. I will follow this to the letter.. I got another message..
and that is
D;\is not accessible I'm hoping I can stay alive long enough to fix this..
doesn't look good.. I tried to accesss D which is my storage drive.. to
save some files to cd.. but that is when I got the error ...

The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error..

I'm hoping I can "stay alive" long enough to fix this.. doesn't look good..
I tried to accesss D which is my storage drive.. to save some files to cd..
but that is when I got the error ...I depend so much on my computer.. don't
know what I would do if I didn't have one. :(  thanks Rainy
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:utkbLFkuFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:25:27 GMT, Rainy wrote:
>
>> Windows Delayed Write Failed
>> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
>> data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your
>> computer
>> hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
>>
>>
>> ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated.. please!
>> thanks ahead of time.. Rainy ps. that file on my D drive is no longer
>> there.. but woudln't the file y ou are talking about be on my C drive
>> with windows XP?
>
> Take a look at this article:
> "Delayed Write Failed" error message when you manage files in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330174
>
> Try some of the suggestions. If the error goes away, you're done.
>
> If it reappears... check Control Panel's power options for the hard
> drives.
> Set these to never. If the drive is unresponsive at shutdown (slow to
> return to normal from the standby state) it may be messing up the timing
> Windows needs for final housekeeping tasks.
>
> You'll want to keep an eye on this. "$Mft" is the master file table - the
> operating system's master catalog that all of the pointers and references
> the operating system uses to keep track of partitions, files and folders.
> Any data loss is tough enough to deal but losing the $Mft could mean
> losing access to the entire contents of the drive. If you have the means,
> now would be a good time to create a backup of the files stored on this
> drive if you don't already have one.
>
> I see in another thread that you have a response from Cari in regards to
> the drive disappearing. This added issue could be due to one of several
> reasons including those in the article referenced above. Cari is an expert
> in hardware issues (and very good and a friend :)  ). You'll want to follow
> up with her to be sure the drive is in good health.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
September 16, 2005 6:40:52 AM

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I believe it finally creashed today... My programs on my C drive were
performing so badly while the drive was crashing.. like for instance, Paint
Shop Pro was trying to access files on my D drive and that caused the
program to malfunction. The same with Diskeeper.. Now that the drive is not
struggling, my c drive with windows is behaving rather well. So my question
is.. What kind of Hard Drive should I look for.. or will any work here is
what I have on my system now. as always any help appreciated.. very much!
thanks Rainy

Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 2083 MHz (6.25 x 333) 2800+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (11/13/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor KDS Avitron AV-7TF (BAA37037966)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD200BB-75AUA1
Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x,
DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 (52x/24x CD-RW)

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 19085 MB (9982 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse



"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:SGmWe.112080$084.51423@attbi_s22...
I I went to the link you gave me, and followed this advice:
a. In Windows Explorer, right-click your hard-disk, and then click
Properties.
b. Click the Hardware tab.
c. Click the hard disk, and then click Properties.
d. Click the Policies tab.
e. Click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and
then click OK two times.
f
I Repeat steps c-e for each hard disk that is installed in your
computer.



I also checked the power settings and found I had set them up as never on
both occassions... any other ideas? don't seem to be getting the windows
delayed write failed error.. but still can't access my D drive.. funny that
it shows both in My Computer, Device Manager and Bios..

Maybe we can save it.. you think? thanks for the response.. was wondering
where you were.. :)  Rainy

"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:utkbLFkuFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:25:27 GMT, Rainy wrote:
>
>> Windows Delayed Write Failed
>> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
>> data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your
>> computer
>> hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
>>
>>
>> ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated.. please!
>> thanks ahead of time.. Rainy
>
> Take a look at this article:
> "Delayed Write Failed" error message when you manage files in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330174
>
> Try some of the suggestions. If the error goes away, you're done.
>
> If it reappears... check Control Panel's power options for the hard
> drives.
> Set these to never. If the drive is unresponsive at shutdown (slow to
> return to normal from the standby state) it may be messing up the timing
> Windows needs for final housekeeping tasks.
>
> You'll want to keep an eye on this. "$Mft" is the master file table - the
> operating system's master catalog that all of the pointers and references
> the operating system uses to keep track of partitions, files and folders.
> Any data loss is tough enough to deal but losing the $Mft could mean
> losing access to the entire contents of the drive. If you have the means,
> now would be a good time to create a backup of the files stored on this
> drive if you don't already have one.
>
> I see in another thread that you have a response from Cari in regards to
> the drive disappearing. This added issue could be due to one of several
> reasons including those in the article referenced above. Cari is an expert
> in hardware issues (and very good and a friend :)  ). You'll want to follow
> up with her to be sure the drive is in good health.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
September 16, 2005 12:21:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I believe it finally crashed today... My programs on my C drive were
performing so badly while the drive was crashing.. like for instance, Paint
Shop Pro was trying to access files on my D drive and that caused the
program to malfunction. The same with Diskeeper.. Now that the drive is not
struggling, my c drive with windows is behaving rather well. So my question
is.. What kind of Hard Drive should I look for.. or will any work here is
what I have on my system now. as always any help appreciated.. very much!
thanks Rainy

Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 2083 MHz (6.25 x 333) 2800+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (11/13/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor KDS Avitron AV-7TF (BAA37037966)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD200BB-75AUA1
Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x,
DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 (52x/24x CD-RW)

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 19085 MB (9982 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse



"Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
news:SGmWe.112080$084.51423@attbi_s22...
I I went to the link you gave me, and followed this advice:
a. In Windows Explorer, right-click your hard-disk, and then click
Properties.
b. Click the Hardware tab.
c. Click the hard disk, and then click Properties.
d. Click the Policies tab.
e. Click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and
then click OK two times.
f
I Repeat steps c-e for each hard disk that is installed in your
computer.



I also checked the power settings and found I had set them up as never on
both occassions... any other ideas? don't seem to be getting the windows
delayed write failed error.. but still can't access my D drive.. funny that
it shows both in My Computer, Device Manager and Bios..

Maybe we can save it.. you think? thanks for the response.. was wondering
where you were.. :)  Rainy

"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:utkbLFkuFHA.3528@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:25:27 GMT, Rainy wrote:
>
>> Windows Delayed Write Failed
>> Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D\$Mft. The
>> data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your
>> computer
>> hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
>>
>>
>> ok something is happening to my computer ..Any help appreciated.. please!
>> thanks ahead of time.. Rainy
>
> Take a look at this article:
> "Delayed Write Failed" error message when you manage files in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330174
>
> Try some of the suggestions. If the error goes away, you're done.
>
> If it reappears... check Control Panel's power options for the hard
> drives.
> Set these to never. If the drive is unresponsive at shutdown (slow to
> return to normal from the standby state) it may be messing up the timing
> Windows needs for final housekeeping tasks.
>
> You'll want to keep an eye on this. "$Mft" is the master file table - the
> operating system's master catalog that all of the pointers and references
> the operating system uses to keep track of partitions, files and folders.
> Any data loss is tough enough to deal but losing the $Mft could mean
> losing access to the entire contents of the drive. If you have the means,
> now would be a good time to create a backup of the files stored on this
> drive if you don't already have one.
>
> I see in another thread that you have a response from Cari in regards to
> the drive disappearing. This added issue could be due to one of several
> reasons including those in the article referenced above. Cari is an expert
> in hardware issues (and very good and a friend :)  ). You'll want to follow
> up with her to be sure the drive is in good health.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:25:21 PM

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Rainy,
This link is for delayed write failures in Win 2000, the underlying
problems are associated with XP also.
'8 common causes for 'delayed write failed' errors'
(http://tinyurl.com/ct9ac)
I ruined a Maxtor Firewire drive while trying to upgrade to SP2 with
the drive plugged in and active. I hope this wasn't your case.
Best,
Treeman


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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 5:09:09 PM

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On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:21:40 GMT, Rainy wrote:

> I believe it finally crashed today... My programs on my C drive were
> performing so badly while the drive was crashing.. like for instance, Paint
> Shop Pro was trying to access files on my D drive and that caused the
> program to malfunction. The same with Diskeeper.. Now that the drive is not
> struggling, my c drive with windows is behaving rather well. So my question
> is.. What kind of Hard Drive should I look for.. or will any work here is
> what I have on my system now. as always any help appreciated.. very much!
> thanks Rainy
>
> Computer
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
>
> Motherboard
> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 2083 MHz (6.25 x 333) 2800+
> Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
> Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400
> System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
> BIOS Type Award Modular (11/13/03)
> Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
> Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
>
> Display
> Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
> 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
> Monitor KDS Avitron AV-7TF (BAA37037966)
>
> Multimedia
> Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
>
> Storage
> Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
> Disk Drive WDC WD200BB-75AUA1
> Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x,
> DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
> Optical Drive ATAPI CD-RW 52X24 (52x/24x CD-RW)
>
> Partitions
> C: (NTFS) 19085 MB (9982 MB free)
>
> Input
> Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
> Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
>
>
>
> "Rainy" <rainydays38@sweetwrapz.net> wrote in message
> news:SGmWe.112080$084.51423@attbi_s22...
> I I went to the link you gave me, and followed this advice:
> a. In Windows Explorer, right-click your hard-disk, and then click
> Properties.
> b. Click the Hardware tab.
> c. Click the hard disk, and then click Properties.
> d. Click the Policies tab.
> e. Click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and
> then click OK two times.
> f
> I Repeat steps c-e for each hard disk that is installed in your
> computer.
>
>
>
> I also checked the power settings and found I had set them up as never on
> both occassions... any other ideas? don't seem to be getting the windows
> delayed write failed error.. but still can't access my D drive.. funny that
> it shows both in My Computer, Device Manager and Bios..
>
> Maybe we can save it.. you think? thanks for the response.. was wondering
> where you were.. :)  Rainy
>


Hi, Rainy. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Some RL stuff (real life)
to attend to. It happens. :) 

Sorry to hear that this drive looks like it's on its way out. You should be
able to use any drive off the shelf at the local computer store. Main
concern will be the connection type. IDE/ATAPI (also referred to as PATA)
is still the most common but SATA (serial ATA drivers) are very common on
newer systems. Get 7200 rpm instead of 5400 if possible. If you have a
choice of "cache' size, I like to pick up the ones with at least an 8mb
cache. For drive size, a minimum of service pack 1 is needed if you want XP
to recognize the total size of a drive larger than 137 GB.

Available power supply would be another concern but since you've already
used 2 drives on this system you should be able to continue with two.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
September 16, 2005 7:24:01 PM

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Unfortunately my case was that my hard drive crashed.. yesterday.. so now
I'm looking to buy a new hard drive... I posted something asking for
information on what type of hard drive I might need, with my computer
specs... but so far no one has responded... :(  busy group I know, with lots
of prob lems.. thanks for the response.. it's appreciated.. Rainy ps. I
think I might have to start a new thread with this info on it.. !


"Treeman" <Treeman.1vghzl@no-mx.msusenet.com> wrote in message
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>
> Rainy,
> This link is for delayed write failures in Win 2000, the underlying
> problems are associated with XP also.
> '8 common causes for 'delayed write failed' errors'
> (http://tinyurl.com/ct9ac)
> I ruined a Maxtor Firewire drive while trying to upgrade to SP2 with
> the drive plugged in and active. I hope this wasn't your case.
> Best,
> Treeman
>
>
> --
> Treeman
>
>
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