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By floridita3 ·
How can I correct these error? I have tried to re-install Win2K with no success.

2 Error messages:

Windows-Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file *****. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

The file or directory C is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I run the Chkdsk utility and its corrects the issues so it says.
I tried to run the W2K disk to repair and I am unable to do so. Please can you give me a solution. I am ready to format and start all over, but I do not want to lose data. Thank you in advance...Flor

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by Parbo In reply to Windows Error Message

I suggest to run a low level format on the hard drive. You can go to Gateway.com for instance and download the utility called GWscan. You boot to a dos prompt and run this util. select the option to write zero's to the drive and when finished you run the w2k setup again and have it partition and format the drive...

If there is an issue with the drive the util wont be able to finish. It can recover minor issue though.

Good luck

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by Bratt In reply to Windows Error Message

If you go to the following webpage: http://support.wdc.com/dlg/onlinedlg.asp on the left you will see what is called "Data lifeguard"
this is a hard drive diagnostics tool. The following is a blurp from the webpage about the tool:

The Data Lifeguard Online Diagnostics service is a web-based diagnostic utility capable of testing any manufacturer's EIDE hard drive. The purpose of the Data Lifeguard Online Diagnostics service is to provide the user with an easy method to physically test the health of the hard drives installed in his system without the need to create a bootable diskette or to reboot the system.

Hope this helps

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