I recently upgraded from Win2000 Pro to XP Pro (SP2). This problem never occured with Win2000.
I have a FireWire LaCie BigDisk (500 Gig in 2 partitions (drive letters W and Y)). The policies for the drive are "Optimize for Quick Removal" (which disables Write Caching). After the system has been running for a few hours I get the following message in the System Tray: "Windows - Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file Y:\$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" at which point the drive is Stopped by the OS.
Once the drive is stopped, its icon in DM is flagged with an "!"; the Properties/General window has the following Device-status: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"; and clicking Troubleshoot brings up a blank Help & Support Center screen.
1) how can I eliminate this problem or 2) how can I restart the drive.