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ok so as the title says

i been seeing this a bit regularliy so id thought i would post it here
the problem is that right now my pc is working ok, but sometimes this dialouge box will come saying
"WRITE FAILED" and someother stuff
and then after like 15 seconds the pc hangs !!!.....
this has online happend on C...where windows was until i had to reinstall it

what does this mean and like how do i get about it

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You will find your Error is this :

"Delayed Write Failed" error message when you manage files in Windows XP

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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue: 1. Make sure that your UDMA hard disk controller is using an 80-wire, 40-pin cable. For information about how to do so, view the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your UDMA hard disk controller manufacturer. Test to determine if the issue is resolved. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.
2. Warning Do not change your BIOS settings unless you are very familiar with all the effects of changing BIOS settings.

Make sure that your BIOS settings are not configured to force faster UDMA modes. For information about how to do so, view the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your computer manufacturer. Test to determine if the issue is resolved. If the issue is resolved, do not complete the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved, go to the next step.
3. Turn off the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature:

Note If you turn off the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature, your disk performance may decrease. Because of this, you may want to monitor system performance after you complete the following procedure. a. In Windows Explorer, right-click your hard-disk, and then click Properties.
b. Click the Hardware tab.
c. Click the hard disk, and then click Properties.
d. Click the Policies tab.
e. Click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and then click OK two times.
f. Repeat steps c-e for each hard disk that is installed in your computer.

Thats just one resolution...CHeck here for more. :http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330174
 
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