Delayed Write Failed
Posted on 2001-06-23
I'm having a nasty, inconsistent problem in Windows 2000. I'm getting the following error when the computer tries to write files--sometimes, but not nearly always.
Windows - Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all of the data for the file \Device\HarddiskVolume1\[Location of a File on the Drive]. 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.
If I recall correctly, this problem started after updating my BIOS the other day--which happened to fix other problems I was having in both 2k and 98 (I'm dual booting). The problem got so bad a few days ago that I couldn't write a single file in 2k without the error (the Software registry file eventually got corrupted and I couldn't boot into 2k; I had to revert to the file in the "Repair" folder.) and I couldn't write to the HDD in 98 without the computer locking up. I thought I fixed it by changing a new setting introduced in the BIOS (Delayed Transaction) to Enabled, and I was able to run 98 just fine and, after reverting the registry, 2k just fine, but then this problem cropped back up again in 2k. I've run a virus scanner--none; I've run scandisk using the thorough setting--no problems. I've run out of ideas--need help. If you've got any theories at all, please let me know.
I've got an ABIT KT7A mainboard, and the ZT BIOS version. I'm reluctant to upgrade to the next BIOS (3C) in case it causes even more problems. And I have no concrete evidence that the problem was caused by the new BIOS; the problem started on the same day, but I was able to run for several hours (and several reboots) before the problem started.