Delayed Write Failed


You have selected the Enable Write Caching On The Disk option in your computer’s BIOS or you have used a 40-wire cable to connect a UDMA hard drive to your IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) controller instead of an 80-wire, 40-pin cable. You get error message : “Delayed Write Failed” error when you manage files in WinXP

This solution, you should replace the 40-wire UDMA cable with the 80-wire, 40-pin cable (or bring the computer to a service shop to perform the replacement). If that doesn’t solve the problem, you should enter the BIOS (usually by pressing the DELETE key as the computer starts up) and disable the write-caching option. Using the BIOS on your computer incorrectly can cause new (and harder to diagnose) problems so you should consult the manual that came with your computer or call for technical support before enabling or disabling any other features. Make sure that if you do use the BIOS and disable disk caching that you save your changes in the BIOS