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August 25, 2012 7:59:55 PM

i have a seagate 320 gb external hard drive. when i am attempting to access files, i get a message " delayed write failed data lost", what does this mean? are my pictures lost? My os is windows xp
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August 26, 2012 6:27:44 AM

davev said:
i have a seagate 320 gb external hard drive. when i am attempting to access files, i get a message " delayed write failed data lost", what does this mean? are my pictures lost? My os is windows xp


Open a command prompt window and type chkdsk X: /r (where X: is replaced with the letter of the bad drive)

Let it run a surface scan and recover any bad secors.

Backup the data on this hard drive. If the dalayed write problem makes this undoable, try disableing disk caching
to do this: right click on Computer -> select Manage -> select Device Manager on the left pane -> drop down Disk Drives -> Right click on the bad disk and select Properties -> Change to the Policy tab -> Remove the radial check for Enable Disk Caching.

If all else fails try Redo Backup. It can be downloaded @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/redobackup/?source=dire...

Now that your data is safe, lets see whats going on with the drive.
Download SeaTools @ http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
Run SeaTools disk diagnostics and see what it has to say on the matter.
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