I keep getting these pop-up windows titled “Widows Delayed Write Error” which contain the message:
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file\Device\Haddisk\Volumef1\WINNTemporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AXODCJOD\page2. 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.
Not always the same path. I click OK and they go away, but it’s annoying as hell! Does anyone know what is wrong with my compter?
Windows 2000 Pro, 10GB Hard Drive w/ 5GB free, 128MB RAM.
Ohhh boy…this could be an imminent hard drive failure. Back up all your important data before you do anything else! I speak from experience.
If I scared you into backing up…good.
Peanuthead, I’d suggest doing a scandisk on all your hard drives. You can do this by right-clicking the drive in Windows Explorer, going to Properties, then Tools. Select the option to check the drive for errors and tick both checkboxes. It will do a surface scan the next time you reboot the system. You can then consult the Event logs for the results of the scan.
You may also wish to consult the System and Application Event Logs (right-click My Computer, go to Manage, then Event Viewer) for errors that might indicate hard drive failure.
Hope this helps,
Those darn widows. So slow.
While I agree the disk failure scenario is an option, there are others… this page pretty much sums up my thoughts on it. (It’s for XP, but the same principles should apply).
Try checking the UDMA mode of the disk. Some ppl have it set to 6, when setting it to 5 means more stability. All this means turning off features of your disk, but if it prevents data corruption, I’d make the trade.