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Delayed Write Failed and Errors during a paging operation

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I have a Windows 2000 Professional workstation which is getting an error that says..


An error was detected on device \Device\HardDisk1\DR4 during a paging operation.

I also see another thing in the event log:

Application popup: Windows - Delayed Write Failed: Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Videos\English\File. 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.

My question is - Both of these errors appear to be on seperate disks. I tried to format "Device 2" and it won't let me format.

Any ideas? At the moment, I'd prefer to not have to re-install the OS. I plan on it, but can't do it in the very near future.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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How many physical disks do you have?
If you only have one physical disk but two logical disks, then it is VERY likely your disk drive is failing.
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Everyone,

I only saw a few errors with the main system drive but most were with the secondary drive. There were 2 physical disks. I tried to format the secondary which seemed to be causing the problems and it wouldn't let me...kept failing. I just swapped the drive and formatted a new one and all the problems went away.

Thanks for your help and quick response!

Ryan
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glad your fixed.....
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Mind if I ask why the C grade?
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