running xp sp2.
just recently xp has come up with an error message:
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 failure of your hard drive or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
(i'm not on a network)
I've had a look at the microsoft web site and they mention about "Enable write caching on the disk" being enabled. so I went through their work around and turned it off.
when I came to shut down the system, I got a window that told me that, "A: was not ready, maybe the tray was open."
on reboot, the system did not find the H.D. at all. on next reboot all was fine.
I moved all my important stuff off of D: without any problems. just after that I got the original error mesage again. windows - delayed etc,etc.
Am i just looking at a failing H.D? I've not heard anything from it to make me think so.