TechSpot

Delayed Write Failed

By bonAPHIde
Jun 8, 2005
Post New Reply
  1. I am having trouble with my new computer. I have built a computer with an ECS motherboard (PM800-M2) with a celeron processor (2.4 GHz) and a SATA hard drive (Hitachi Deskstar 40G). I am having problem when trying to install certain programs on my computer. I get a Delayed Write Failed message and my computer locks up and reboots with an Unmountable Boot Volume. I am able to resolve the Unmountable Boot Volume but I still haven't a clue as to how to avoid the Delayed Write Failed problem. Am I missing something when I installed my hard drive? I loaded all the drivers that came with my mobo. What is RAID? From reading the manual, it looks like something that requires 2 or more hard drives. I only have one hard drive. I have WinXP pro with SP1. Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I don`t know if this will help but look HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Delayed write failed almost always means bad sectors. Check the EVent Viewer to be sure. Download DFT ftom Hitachi and run a full scan on your HD. If the drive is under warranty then you can have it replaced in case of bad sectors. If not then you can tell DFT to fix the bad tracks and hope that you don't develop any more.
  4. bonAPHIde

    bonAPHIde TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Nodsu and Hopkinso

    I have to work all day today and I was checking the post this morning. I will work on both ideas 2nite. I hope I can fix this problem. Also, Nodsu, what exactly am I looking for in Event Viewer? I found a link to download from Hitachi, but I have event Viewer up and running on my PC. Am I suppose to fix anything here or just see if I have errors?


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.