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Windows-Delayed Write Failed

By eci2fly ·
When my Marketing agent is trying to save an ad in Corel Draw9 she gets a "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" message. In the contents of this message it states that "Windows was unable to save all the data for the file\device\hardisk volume1\etc". I have repaired Windows 2000 and Corel installations and still get this message. All devices have been unistalled and reinstalled and seem to be working fine. She has good network connections. I'm at a loss.

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by mfischer In reply to Windows-Delayed Write Fai ...

If it isn't a removeable drive (ie pcmcia, usb, firewire etc..) then try the following.

1. Open the device manager (right click on my computer, and then select manage) and click on disk drives. Open the device properties windows and in the "diskproperties" tab there is a check box that will enable you to disable write caching

2. If (1) doesn't work you can disable UDMA in the pc's bios.

3. If you do #2 reapply service pack 2 with it.

4. If there is an Intel I/O controller (in the device manager under "system devices") you can then install the Intel Application Accelerator. Which by the way will also allow you to use UDMA

Per Microsoft when you install SP2 on Win2k it takes care of some known UDMA issues but I have had very little luck with relying soley on that info!

If it's a portable and removeable drive then teach your end user how to "Stop" a device before removing!

There is one more time this can occur, and that is when the PC is NOT ACPI compliant, and all you need to do is disable hardware stand-by to resolve this issue.

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