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Error message: "Disk write error"

By charles.ldaniel ·
Blue screen of Death
Disk write error
"Unable to write to disk in drive C:"

What does this mean and what is the solution?

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by James Lowe In reply to Error message: "Disk writ ...

You may need to post more info. What OS are you using, what specificly were you doing when it died, what specificly did the blue screen of death say.

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by SteveD In reply to Error message: "Disk writ ...

At this stage, all I have is a bunch of questions. Maybe one or more will help to isolate the problem.

When does this happen, during boot-up or while running applications? If during boot, at exactly what stage? Can you interrupt boot and get intothe BIOS setup? If so, is the C drive configured correctly?

Have you tried opening the system and re-seating the disk controller and the cables that connect to the drive? Have you inspected the cables for problems? I've seen a nick or a bent pin in a connector cable cause this kind of thing.

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by gfrost In reply to Error message: "Disk writ ...

You indicate Blue Screen of death? Win NT or 98? Does the hard drive activity light come on? If it does then check your cable connection to be sure they are tight and correctly oriented. The pointer for pin 1 should match with pin 1 location on thehard drive and power plug should be well seated. Swapping with a known good hard drive cable appropriate for your hard drive is also a qiuck check.Failure reading drive C; means 1. no power to drive, 2. Bad cable or connection
3. a Motherboard driver for IDE is missing (unlikely) 4. Bad hard drive (possible, not so likely) Can you read drive A Good luck

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by Kima In reply to Error message: "Disk writ ...

You have to be more detailed than that.

OK, lets said you installed a new HD on your computer and your computer didn't recognize the size and you decide to load a tool such as EZ drive unto the HD so the computer recognizes the hard drive, because of this tool you could experience this type of message when trying to install and OS.

So, go back and remove EZ drive and re-format the HD make a Primary DOS partition. Also get the lates BIOS for your motherboard which might offer HD recognition of 4GB plus.

Try that, otherwise be more expecific on what you are experiencing.... I'm sort of guessing here that you are starting from scratch...

If you are installing Win00, don't worry about the rest of the hard drive, Windows has a management tool that allows you to format the rest of the HD

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by Craig Shepherd In reply to Error message: "Disk writ ...

If it's an old hard drive like mine sometimes it stops spinning because of a build up of dust and stuff. Put you ear right next to it and see if you can hear it. Otherwise give it a few good bangs on the desk to get it spinning again.
This works for me.

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