Delayed write error

By sirkently ·
Hello all. I have an issue with a computer of course. The machine is a little over a year old and keeps having this recurring problem. It will come up with a delayed write error and the computer will freeze up. When it reboots, it can't find the boot device and asks for it or a disk. To get it to boot, what I do is switch the sata cables for the disk and dvd into each others ports, then it boots fine. This makes no sense to me. It first happened after about 4 months, then 3 months later, again 3 months later, then a couple months, and now 3 times in the last 2 weeks.

The machine has an AMD CPU, MSI motherboard with nVidia graphics chipset. The error log shows a bad block on drive D, which is the DVD player.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you,

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Run SMART tests on your HDD's

by Slayer_ In reply to Delayed write error

Take a look at the SMART data.

speedfan can do SMART tests for you.

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See if this helps

by Jacky Howe In reply to Delayed write error

turn off the Enable write caching on the disk feature

Error message that you may receive when you save or move documents in Windows XP: "Delayed Write Failed"


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Just to add

by Jacky Howe In reply to See if this helps

your Primary hard drive should be on IDE 0 or 1 depending on which is the lowest number. The same is applied if it is Sata. The CD/DVD should be set as Master on the secondary IDE channel at the end of the cable. If it is Sata I normally put it on the highest number.

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Defected motherboard

by Qus In reply to Delayed write error

If that problem solved by switching cables, we can conclude the whole cpu is shaking. Motherboard circuit, cables etc maybe broken. When subject to movement, their connection is linked again and work normally. I'm not sure if this is your problem source but it's worth to consider.

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