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Problems with "AGP Fast Write"

Q: Problems with "AGP Fast Write"

Hi,
i'm having troubles enabling the "AGP Fast Write"-Option in Bios..
After upgrading my ati 9600 to ati x700 everytime i installed the catalyst drivers, the system crashed after reboot (directly after switching from the win2k-logo to the login-screen - bad graphical errors followed by black screen). I first thought it was the graphic-card itself, but it's properly working in a friend's system with the same mainboard. After suspecting my PSU, i talked to my vendor who guaranteed that the PSU was working properly in much more consuming systems than mine. So i checked the bios' properties and disabled the "AGP Fast Write"-Option, what made the system boot without any problems.. If I now turn it on, system crashes again...
What may that cause? is it a damage on the motherboard (AGP-Slot)? May it be the bios' fault?

System:
CPU: AMD Athlon 3000+
Mainboard: ASUS K8V-X
Memory: Corsair Select Kit 512 x 2 (=1024)
PSU: 400W
OS: Win2K

Greetz

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Preferred Solution: Problems with "AGP Fast Write"

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems with "AGP Fast Write"

ATI recommends turning FastWrite OFF.

This is a known issue particularly with ATI cards. Just leave fastwrite off.

Regards Howard

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What is that? I checked in my BIOS setup and got it disabled, I have no idea wat it is.
Thx
 

A:What is a "Fast Write" on AGP?

The "AGP FAST WRITE" feature allows the cpu to write directly to the AGP card for around a 30% performance gain over the standard AGP 4X mode. Some video card/mobo combinations work better with "FAST WRITES" disabled. If your video appears to be lagging, try disabling it and see if it works better.
 

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Hello everyone.. I know my title doesn't say much but I had no idea how else to describe it.. But is exactly what I mean to say... IE8 since I downloaded it, will not let me fill out any online forms (craigslist, forum registration forms, do a search on the search box of any engine, etc etc etc). Is like typing on an image, the whole thing becomes ghosted practically and impossible to write anything.

First of all, I run Microsoft XP and I am an anti IE , I never use that browser as I only use FF. But I was told by tech (online) to upgrade the IE even if I never use it as it needs to be upgraded regularly for protection... So I did.
But since then, I have had all the problems mentioned above and more..
So why if I use FF browser do I care about IE8's problem?
Because it tells me that something is wrong in my system, also because it takes up a gazillion space on my system (I was told) and thirdly, because every WYSIWYG Html editor under the sun is IE based which means that I can not do anything on any of my HTML programs because is as if I was on IE trying to write but it won't let me... All my HTML editors FROZE and none will even open. (yes, there's a connection between IE8 problem and this, I have tested numerous times)

Everything else is fine, my computer is great... I've done Malwarebytes scan and found nothing, I've done several other scans with other AV's and found nothing... The IE I had previously (IE7) was working fine..
I've also noticed that when I tried opening ... Read more

A:IE8 Is On "Read Only" Mode, Not "Write"

Hello and welcome.

Please try this:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I have recently upgraded one of my PC's to Win 98 SE and ever since then it
has locked up regularly. It's very frustrating. It seems to happen
whenever it wants and it is almost every time the PC is on for more than a
1/2 hour or so. The keyboard and mouse will stop responding and the cursor
just blinks for a little while then eventually the screen goes to blue
screen and shows an error that says "Disk Write Error. Unable to write to
disk in drive C: Data or files may be lost. Press any key to continue." I
can press any and all keys and nothing happens. I always end up powering
down. I went to Technet on Microsoft and I found the exact error in the
knowledge base. However, it mentions that this is caused by use of an
EherFast network card. This PC is standalone and not networked at all and
there are no legacy cards in it at all. What else could possibly be causing
this error? Any help is most appreciated. This is really frustrating.

Thanks In Advance
 

A:"disk write error. unable to write to disk in drive C:"

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Are bad sectors always irreversible hardware problems? How do programs test for bad sectors, and could it be possible for soft data errors to come up as damaged blocks even if they are physically just fine?

I recently had a drive come into my possession that had completely failed within the laptop it was used. The Windows 7 system failed at every boot, CHKDSK (run from installation media) would spend days on end trying to make repairs, and reformatting and reinstalling Windows was unsuccessful. So the first thing I did with this disk was plug it into my desktop and run a surface test in Paragon Hard Disk Manager. It found tons of bad sectors and I was convinced the drive was trashed. The weird thing was there were two partitions, and only one partition had errors, so I suspected maybe it wasn't purely a hardware problem.

To test this hypothesis, I wiped the entire drive to zeros and told it to verify every bit. There were no errors! I then ran another surface test on extreme mode and found no bad blocks! I then formatted the drive to NTFS and scanned the file system in Paragon with slightly enigmatic results. It came back saying there are no bad blocks and listed no problems in the log, but for some reason it said there were "minor problems." As expected, viewing it in any file manager (showing hidden) shows nothing, and dir in cmd comes up as "file not found," but strangely the file system test said that there were 11 directories and 27 files. I ran... Read more

A:"Bad Sector" False Positives: Bad blocks caused by write errors?

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Are bad sectors always irreversible hardware problems? How do programs test for bad sectors, and could it be possible for soft data errors to come up as damaged blocks even if they are physically just fine?




There are two types of bad blocks - physical and logical. Physical bad sectors are surface defects which can't be repaired. Logical bad sectors are those which are physically good but the ECC ( Error Correction Code ) of that sector became corrupted and hence OS can't read data from it. Logical bad sectors can be repaired by low level formatting the drive or writing zeros to the surface.

Although physical bad sectors can't be repaired by performing a low level format, all modern hard drives incorporates a technique called "Sector Remapping" to repair bad sectors. All hard drives will have a hidden area of reserved sectors ( sector reserve pool ). When the disk controller detects a bad sector, it will mark the physical address of that sector as bad in an internal table named "G-List" ( Growing Defect List ) and allocate a good sector from the pool to replace it's logical address. This process is called "Remapping" and is transparent to the user and OS.

Usually the remapping process is happened like this ;

1. Disk Controller performs a media scan to verify sectors when the disk is in idle stage ( Background Media Scan ). If a sector is identified as bad or unstable, it's physical address will be marked on an internal lis... Read more

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I've been getting the "delayed write failed" error message every time I try to backup a DVD with DVD Shrink to my externail USB hard drive. I've backed up a good many DVDs this way, and haven't had this problem before. Meanwhile I continue to be able to copy other, somewhat smaller files (180MB vs 4GB in DVD Shrink) to the drive without any trouble.

When the error message appears it seems that the computer suddenly no longer recognizes anything on the external drive. Sometimes it still recognizes that the drive is there, even tells me how much space is used up on it, but when I look at the files in Windows Explorer, the files show up as empty, or not at all.

When I try to safely unplug the drive, I'm told there's a problem with ejecting the drive, that it can't be stopped right now. I've waited for several hours to be allowed to stop it, but keep getting the same message. I usually turn off the computer and finally unplug it. When I plug it back in, it sometimes autoplays and all the files are there, sometimes it's not recognized at all until I unplug and plug it back in repeatedly.

I've looked online and there are so many people having problems with that error message, I can't make heads or tails of the issue. The only thing I've tried from the Microsoft site is that I turned cache writing off for the external drive (not the internal one) under policies, which I thought is supposed to make it possible to unp... Read more

A:"delayed write failed" during dvd shrink on external hard drive

I would upgrade the Laptop ram to 512 or a gig, see if the problem stops.
 

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HI,
By choosing this option, Does it really increase HD performance in win7?
(i'm talking about physical HD drive C:\ ,not out of the system connected storage device )
i read in some places and also Brink tutorial but could not find straight answer.
(Solved) - Speeding Up SATA Hard Drives in Windows Vista ? How-To Geek Forums
what do you think?

A:"Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device"

I doubt anybody's done extensive testing or benchmarking for performance benefits when you enable/disable that feature. Most people probably leave it to the default (unchecked).

But heres some history. That setting exists to actually fix a bug in Win 3.1 that led to many legacy apps relying heavily on flush calls (forcing hdd to write buffered data to the disk). The reason they did this was because flush calls were extremely fast and the reason they were so fast was they didnt actually work! The feature was broken, lol. So when MS fixed the issue in Win 95, all such apps slowed down to a crawl. To fix this MS added back the option to break the flush calls.

Read here:

Windows Confidential: The Power of Bugs

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows XP computer that is causing me a bit of grief. It is connected to a Domain, and yesterday when I started the computer I was presented with a message along the lines of "Delayed Write Failed". The computer then "hung" just before the CTRL + ALT + DEL logon screen is presented.

Today I successfully booted into Safe Mode, and I performed a System Restore - however once the computer restarted the message below was presented:



Now when I start the computer I am met by the "We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully." screen and several options, one of them being to start Windows normally. When I select this option and hit enter the computer either 1). Restarts instantly, or 2). Shows the logo screen with progress bar & the bar inevitably stops progressing!

I am looking for advice on how to fix this issue. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:[SOLVED] XP failing to boot / restore with "Delayed Write Failed"

Your IT dept should be able to help you with this.
A Delayed Write error means that the HDD is having trouble communicating with the computer. This may be caused by a failing HDD. If you are the IT dept, then try replacing the Data cable on the HDD. Also try a different power plug.
If you can boot into Windows, go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. In the Command Prompt type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk will run through 5 stages and check the HDD.
On another computer, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the HDD. If either test fails the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hey, I have a small problem involving Java and Minecraft.

You see, whenever I try to launch Minecraft it opens up to the Mojang Logo and stops responding. It then proceeds to crash and leave me with an error message which I have attached below.

I've googled it and it turns out lots of people have had the same problem. The problem I have is all of the fixes they tried haven't worked for me. My drivers are up to date, I've uninstalled and re-installed Java (Both 32-bit and 64-bit and tried having only one installed at a time), I've messed around with the Java control panel, and I've even tried mashing the keyboard.

Nothing worked (I think the last one might've made it worse lol). If there's any Java experts out there that could help that would be great!
 

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Hey,

I have a 1TB western digital external hard drive. It was infected by a virus and started slowing my computer down a lot, so i disconnected it, as my computer wasn't even responding enough to safely remove hardware.

Since caching was enabled, I was wondering if it is the drive that is destroyed or the controller.

The drive failed its S.M.A.R.T test, but can be successfully formatted using linux and can be detected by windows, but for a very short time.

The activity light just flashes without end.

The device is gone for sure, but I was wondering if maybe a new external enclosure might help.
I'm not worried about data, the drive was formatted a few times after the virus to help return it to its original speed and working capability.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance

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HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:52:48 PM, on 3/30/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.8.3.6\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Users\owner\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Users\owner\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\ProgramData\qeSKkLWiSNH.exe
C:\ProgramData\jepsbTmqGOiRj4.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\attrib.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashQuick.exe
C:\Users\owner\AppData\Local\Googl... Read more

A:Possible virus - spamming "Windows: Delayed Write Failed" and more (HJT/DDS/Attach)

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On my 64bit Win 7 system I have two partitions:

C: (with the "core" Win7 system)
D: (with almost all other stuff)

When I start the following command:

chkdsk D: /F /V /R /X >C:\chkdskout.log

everything works fine.

However when I enter the opposite command

chkdsk C: /F /V /R /X >D:\chkdskout.log

then at first the system is shutdown+restarted+chkdsk performed
BUT the logfile is NOT written.

I guess it is because the partially booted Win7 system at chkdsk time has no access to the partition D:

Is there a workaround for this?

The chkdsk output can be viewed at the screen. I want to have it in logfile as well.

Peter

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Dear Tech Support Forum Staff and or Members,

Since my original thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/concerned-about-a-delayed-write-failed-error-673492.html
is now a little old, I don't want to run the risk of bumping it unnecessarily. Since the original posting of this thread, my computer has had at least 3 more Delayed Write Failed errors, and I'm starting to wonder why. I know that people had mentioned possible problems with loose cords, or maybe even my power supply, but I don't know how to go about looking for "which cords are which". Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, floppyarms

A:Update of the Thread "Concerned about a Delayed Write Failed error"

Hi what happened with chkdsk did you try another known good working psu

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On my 64bit Win 7 system I have two partitions:

C: (with the "core" Win7 system)
D: (with almost all other stuff)

When I start the following command:

chkdsk D: /F /V /R /X >C:\chkdskout.log

everything works fine.

However when I enter the opposite command

chkdsk C: /F /V /R /X >D:\chkdskout.log

then at first the system is shutdown+restarted+chkdsk performed
BUT the logfile is NOT written.

I guess it is because the partially booted Win7 system at chkdsk time has no access to the partition D:

Is there a workaround for this?

The chkdsk output can be viewed at the screen. I want to have it in logfile as well.

Peter

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I've noticed this strange behaviour where, after I have un-ticked "Enable write caching" for the main (only) drive in my laptop (Intel 240GB SSD) the setting keeps getting turned on again every time Windows wakes up from sleep. I turn if off again, and then it's on again after waking up.

What could be causing this, and is there another way (eg. group policy or registry setting) of forceably, permanently, disabling write caching? Or could this be some sort of driver issue? I wouldn't have thought turning a feature *off* would be a problem though.

A:SSD "Enable Write Caching" turning back on after being turned off

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is hibernation disabled ?
Not a great thing to do on a laptop seeing it has a battery.

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I installed a new CRUCIAL Radeon 8500LE video card in my system. All went well until I tried to install the drivers. Everything appeared to go normally until the installation program prompted me to reboot.
At reboot I got a log on screen I'd never seen before and a series of error messages referring to various files stating:

Windows- Dealyed Write Failed

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

This message will appear about a dozen times with various files and will eventually reboot.

It is no longer possible to boot normally. The only way to get Windows to a usable state now is in SAFE MODE or by choosing
"Last Known Good Configuration". This brings Windows back to the state where I had uninstalled all video drivers. It finds the Radeon 8500 and assigns its own driver. A reboot from this state brings you back to the strange log on screen and the error messages.

From SAFE MODE or LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION, I have tried:
- Uninstalling all video drivers ( this will either bring me to a normal boot ONCE ONLY or a blue screen error message ),
- Reinstalling the software both from the video card's CD and the lastest drivers from ATI
- Disabling Write caching to the C Drive ( tech support suggestion)

Nothing works. Tech support at CRUCIAL was very nice, but they were utterly clueles... Read more

A:"Delayed Write Failed" after installing video drivers

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I keep getting the error message "Windows - Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D:\$Mft. 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."

I'm not sure if the error is D:\$Mft or C:\$Mft I'll post once the error appears again. The message appears at random times, usually when the comp's idle. The computer acts totally normal after the error message occurs. I've recently jumped from 1 GB of RAM to 2 GB of RAM and I've also upgraded my boot drive from a 250GB IDE hard drive to a 250 Western Digital SATA Drive.

What is this and what can I do to stop it?

Any tips or suggestions are much appreciated,

Capnbob
 

A:"Delayed Write Failed" Error Message - HDD Problem?

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I am using Powerpoint 2003. I am trying to save a presentation to a CD with out the "Read-only" box checked in Properties. How can I save the presentation to a CD that will allow edits.

Thanks.
McBride
 

A:Solved: Powerpoint 2003 - Removing "Read Only" & Write CD-RW

Hi MCBride

If I understand what you're asking, the answer is you can't.

You cannot edit a presentation that's on a CD. What's there, on that media, is set in stone, if you will.
You can only edit the active file that's resident on your computer, that the PowerPoint software can access, and allow saves to. Then you can burn it to disc, after the edits are saved on your computer.

Once a file, be it pps, ppt, slide show or whatever is on the CD, well, there it is. You can only read it from the CD, not edit from the CD.

Does this help, or have I got your question wrong?
 

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I recently got a western digital 120gb 72000 8mg cache hd with firewire and usb 2.0. I have win xp home sp1 and I'm using the most currnet drivers for my usb 2.0/firewire ports on my computer. I have done chkdsk on the drive and it comes up all good. I have also tried disabling hte cache.

My I can copy small files from my main hd to this external hd fine but when I write a large file(the size varies but lets say over 100mgs) I get:

"{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file "filename". 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."

That is what happens using either firewire or usb 2.0, if i use usb 1.1 I can any size file to or from the drive, I have tried 6gb and it worked great. Also to test I tried to use firewire or usb 2.0 to write large files back to my main hd and it worked great (at like 40 times the speed) of usb 1.1

also I don't think this has to do with my main hd becase the error occurs when I download large files directly to the external using firewire/usb 2.0

In simple terms it looks like my computer throws the data at the external hd very fast and and it keeps up for a while until it can't handle it and the error occurs ( i feel usb 1.1 works because the port is the slow link not the hd write speed). So basically there is a lack of communication with my external hd being able to tell... Read more

A:"Delayed Write Failed" on xp home w/ 120gb USB 2.0/firewire hd

both my internal and external drives are single partition NTFS if that helps
 

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Hi all!

I joined this forum the other day because I found it useful in trouble shooting problems that I had when restoring my households 3 computers that were rootkit controlled.

Anyway, wanted to say thanks in general, because info I used to help me was all through these forums.

So I cured one of my problems myself, when no matter where I looked on the web there was no solution.

My old pavilion has a SD reader that suddenly was calling EVERY sd card write protected. Well, I made sure the locking switch was NOT on write protect, yet no matter what SD card I used, it always said this.

Long story short, after not finding ANY solution that worked on the web, I decided right before I was about to give up, to take an air compressor and blow the crap out of the slot...

It worked! Must have been some dust or something in the right place at the wrong time, but blowing out the slot cleared it up and it works like new.

cheers!

A:Cured my SD Card "write protected when switch is right" problem

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

First, thanks for the thumbs up to WSF. Second, thanks for posting your fix as no doubt it may help someone else in the future.

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Hi fellow Vistans,

This is a weird one, that no doubt delves deep into the belly of NTFS ADS technology.

I was preparing a USB stick by running the diskpart clean command. Two things are notable here. First, I started diskpart in a command window that started out being for Windows AIK Deployment Tools. I don't think that's significant, though. When I invoked DiskPart, it behaved normally.

Secondly, the USB stick had some anti-malware strategies baked in. I had two folders on it that were write-protected, and one of them was named autorun.inf. This I believe is significant.

I ran DiskPart Clean, and it seemed to go well. But the subsequent List disk command showed the stick at 8GB, with 0 GB free, which was incorrect.

Since then, clicking on the stick in Explorer hangs windows fatally. Disk Manager cannot start its virtual disk service, and diskpart in a command window will not start, so long as the stick is attached to the machine. Chkdsk /x hangs as well.

All this also holds true when I try the stick in the machine that originally formatted it, a Win7 box.

In short, I don't know how to wipe whatever has happened to the drive. I think I just hosed a very nice 8GB USB stick, and I'm not sure why.

A:"DiskPart/clean" hosed write-protected USB stick

Hi,

Look here for some formating software & see if that can recover the disk: -

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Formatting Software | Download | SD Memory Card | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global

Download [email protected] Partition Manager

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A week ago I spilt a glass of red wine on my Dell 8600 notebook!! so i did what logic told me; put it up side down try clean it out and what not. in any case i saved the 60 gig hd (hitachi something or other)... and it seems to be working fine when i put it into a 2.5 hd case thingie. So from another laptop i can get into my old hard drive, where you can see program files, bitlord downloaded files, and all 50 gigs in use. The problem is My Documents...

I can go into my documents... and "see all the files", but the thumbnail images dont show up.. and when trying to transfer any of the documents in my documents, ex. jpegs... i get an error message " Cannot copy img_xxxx: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

I don't seem to be using the file anywhere.. When i turn off the read-only in the entire folder and apply to all subfolders and files it just jumps back to read-only, and it won't burn on to a dvd. I also can't open the files obviously... what could be wrong? what can i do? PLEASE HELP! have most things backed up, but 6 months of pics and music down the drain?
 

A:Solved: Write-protected "My Documents" and all files in it... can't transfer!

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows XP computer that is causing me a bit of grief. It is connected to a Domain, and yesterday when I started the computer I was presented with a message along the lines of "Delayed Write Failed". The computer then "hung" just before the CTRL + ALT + DEL logon screen is presented.

Today I successfully booted into Safe Mode, and I performed a System Restore - however once the computer restarted the message below was presented:

Now when I start the computer I am met by the "We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully." screen and several options, one of them being to start Windows normally. When I select this option and hit enter the computer either 1). Restarts instantly, or 2). Shows the logo screen with progress bar & the bar inevitably stops progressing!

I am looking for advice on how to fix this issue. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:XP failing to boot / restore with "Delayed Write Failed"

Hi Everyone,

I used the Seatools for DOS boot disk to test the hard drive and surprisingly no errors were detected. Both the short & long tests passed with flying colours. I now know that my RAM & my HDD are in good health. What else can cause this kind of Delayed Write error?

Any further help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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I just recently changed from Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit to Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. Every other time I logon to my computer I keep getting a Write Protection Error when I try to access my external Simpletech hardrive that I keep my Itunes and other media files on. It worked fine with Vista Home Premium 32-Bit and I keep checking the hardrive for Virus's or driver issues but I am coming up short. The hardrive says everythings running normal. Anyone have any input on how I can correct this problem?
 

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My burner is a Lite-ON SOHW-1335s or something like that, I can't remember precisely. I'm using Databank 8CM DVD-Rs, but when I try to write to them with Nero, Alcohol 120%, or DVD Decrypter, I get "Illegal disc" errors.

Is there anything I can do?
 

A:"Illegal disc" error when trying to write to Mini-DVDs. Anything I can do?

Suggest you check the manual that came with the burner or check the Lite-On web site for the exact model number and make sure that the burner supports mini-DVD

www.liteon.com
 

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I recently got a western digital 120gb 72000 8mg cache hd with firewire and usb 2.0. I have win xp home sp1 and I'm using the most currnet drivers for my usb 2.0/firewire ports on my computer. I have done chkdsk on the drive and it comes up all good. I have also tried disabling hte cache. Both my internal and external drives are single partition NTFS if that helps

My I can copy small files from my main hd to this external hd fine but when I write a large file(the size varies but lets say over 100mgs) I get:

"{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file "filename". 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."

That is what happens using either firewire or usb 2.0, if i use usb 1.1 I can any size file to or from the drive, I have tried 6gb and it worked great. Also to test I tried to use firewire or usb 2.0 to write large files back to my main hd and it worked great (at like 40 times the speed) of usb 1.1

also I don't think this has to do with my main hd becase the error occurs when I download large files directly to the external using firewire/usb 2.0

In simple terms it looks like my computer throws the data at the external hd very fast and and it keeps up for a while until it can't handle it and the error occurs ( i feel usb 1.1 works because the port is the slow link not the hd write speed). So ba... Read more

A:"Delayed Write Failed" on xp home w/ 120gb USB 2.0/firewire hd

Please don't cross post....makes it difficult for everyone to be on the same page and you will get better results with one thread.
 

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Okay, so it's 2AM in the morning, I get Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on my computer and remove Trojan.Vundo.H...okay, it removes it... YAY!!! I'm soooo excited! Then after I reboot my computer to finalize the changes it freezes up and it will not even move the mouse pointer...I do what I usually do and unplug the computer. And when I rebooted it (again) it starts running chkdsk.exe (apparantly "Volume is dirty")...THEN THAT FREEZES UP!!! So, I unplugged my computer again. And reboot it (AGAIN) and it ran chkdsk.exe and...IT WORKED!!! Then, I to uninstall some programs and some of the programs (while they were getting uninstalled) made XP bring up the Delayed Write Failed error message. While some other programs didn't do that...okay so I restart my computer. It didn't run chkdsk.exe but when I tried to defragment my hard drive...another "Delayed write failed" error pops up... it seems to be in one folder though...something to do with "S" and "restore" which I know is system restore... oh please tell me I don't have to get a new hard drive...I have lots of important data on my computer...and I lost the dell restoration CDs... Is there any way I can work around this????
 

A:HELP! "Delayed write failed" error keeps on popping up on Windows XP!!!

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it started with a delayed write failed error message, then many many delay write failed error messages. now my comp freezes when it idles and i have to do a manual shut down, which screws up more stuff. at this point, im considering shutting down my computer every time i am going to be away from it for more than 20-30 minutes. there are many problems, but i figure it would be smartest to start from the beginning: the delay write fail.

what do you guys know about this error? and what can be done to fix it and prevent it from occurring again? im thinking it could be related with the secondary hard drive that i added. if it is that, does it just mean i need to get a new hard drive and the one i have is completely useless? thanks, ive tried so many things and im getting desperate. hopefully someone here can help.
 

A:"Delayed Write Failed" error screwing up my computer

my bad. i totally forgot about my specs

dell dimension 4600
pentium 4, 2.4gighz
768 ram pc2700
2 hard drives, primary 40gig, secondary 80gig

i got the secondary drive off ebay; used, as far as i know. it is a seagate. if you guys need more info on the drive let me know and ill go digging around in my box.
 

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Let me apologize in advance if this is the incorrect place to post this query - I've seen other similar issues posted in "Hardware" so I'm hoping I'm in the right area...

I've seen this issue posted before, and I've Googled my heart out, but I still haven't been able to find answers to my exact problem. I have a 500GB Western Digital MyBook external hard drive which holds all of my music files as well as back-ups of movies and pictures. Whenever I plug it in, I don't have ten seconds before I get the "Delayed Write Failed" error message, and if I happen to be in Explorer at the time it freezes. I've also got Windows XP on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, if that's relevant.

I got the error message two days ago for the first time, while trying to import a cd using iTunes. It imported the first two songs on the album before giving me the error. Since then I haven't been able to use the drive at all, and when trying to get files from it I've gotten errors saying the path was incorrect (as if the hard drive weren't plugged in). I tried using the hard drive yesterday on my dad's IBM laptop (also running XP) and had no problems sifting through the files in Explorer, however opening a movie in Windows Media Player caused that program to freeze. Today I plugged it into the IBM laptop again and tried the same previous album in iTunes, but this time it didn't get past the first song before it gave ... Read more

A:"Delayed Write Failed" on External Hard Drive

Check for malware. Also, a delayed write failure is this:

this is how external drives work with xp:

1. you tell a file to be copied to the ed (external drive)
2. Windows checks the file size and compares it to the free space on the ed.
3 Windows allocutes the space needed and queues segments of the file to be copied. (usually 1 file = 1 segment)
4. Windows starts copying segments to the drive in order of the queue.
5. the files finish and the transfer completes.

The delayed write failure is when one of the queued segments fails to copy.
This could be because of the hard drive failing so check for hdd errors but its more likely a windows issue.
 

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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Hi,
I'm unable to write data into HKEY_CURRENT_USER from the REG.exe  when "Prevent Access to Registry editing tools" is enabled, I thought REG.exe is not regedit and for normal user, HKCU has read and write access.
I saw in many blogs that HKCU read write access will not be blocked. 
With the group policy enabled, we are unable to write data into HKCU. 
is there any workaround through reg.exe to access HKCU??
Thanks,
Lohith

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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My Sandisk 32GB USB Flash Drive doesn't allow deleting of files nor Formatting. The message reads "Disk is write protected". Since all it holds now is 'old stuff' its useless. Can we restore so it can be used again?

A:usb flash drive - "Disk is write protected"

try the following if you haven't and hope it helps
1. Insert the USB Flash Drive
2. Don't open or format it directly
3. Right click on my computer and go to manage
4. In computer management window click on disk management option
5. Right click on the USB Flash Drive
6. Select format

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My system:

Windows XP, SP2 fully updated
768 MB RAM
Internal Hard disc: volumes C: & D: 40 GB each (FAT32)
USB Hard disc F: 80 GB - 8 GB free (NTFS)
USB Hard disc G: 200 GB - 11 GB free (NTFS)
Running: Windows Defender, Avast AV, ZoneAlarm Pro.


Windows - Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file G:\$Mft. The data has been lost.Click to expand...

I would like to run "Check Disk" on my USB drive G:, but it won't run. After right-clicking the drive in "My Computer", "Properties", "Tools", "Check Now..." I get the message that I can schedule a check after restarting Windows, but it doesn't run.

So my questions are:

1. how can I get "Check disk" to run and
2. is there something else I should do to fix the problem (if it is fixable).

All suggestions gratefully received.
 

A:"Windows - Delayed Write Failed" Error

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While working suddenly a pop up windows appeared "windows - delayed write failed. Windows was unable to save all the data of the file F:\----. 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."

File name and drive contentiously changing. Some times d:\---, sometimes E:\--- etc.

The system slowed down. In the windows task manager, performance window. the CPU usage went up very high, from 70 to 100%.

I was not trying to save any file. Nor the drives on my computer are shared.

Restarted the computer but the problem is still there. Tried chkdsk but didn't find any problem.

Can some one please explain the problem and solution for this error.

A:[SOLVED] WIN XP "WINDOWS - DELAYED WRITE FAILED"

What is drive F: ? if you have an external USB HDD or Flash Drive attached to your computer, it has become unplugged or has lost power. the drive might have failed.
go to My Computer, be sure the F: drive is still available. If not, unplug the USB cable from the computer end. Restart the computer and plug the USB cable into the Back USB port of the compute r when it comes back up. Then you can run a check disk on that drive.

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Dear Tech Support Forum Staff and or Members,

Today I booted up my computer and received several strange errors on my desktop. The tile was: "Windows - Delayed Write Failed", and the messages underneath were mostly the same except for a few details. These are the locations described in all of these messages:
D:\$BitMap
D:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\Detection
D:\$Mf1 (I think)
D:\Program Files\Steam\resource
D:\Program Files

The whole message was: "Windows was unable to save all the data for the file (one of those locations above). 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."
Any help with determining the cause of this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, floppyarms
P.S.
I saw significant slowness on my computer while these errors were popping up, and there were periods of total unresponsiveness lasting up to 15 minutes each.
All of these errors occurred during my computer's start-up phase.
I used Start>Turn Off Computer twice.
The first time, nothing happened.
The second time, it went to the "Windows is shutting down..." screen for about 20 minutes, and then the monitor turned off. The computer remained on, however. It stayed like this for about 30 minutes until I manually re-booted.

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A:Concerned about a "Delayed Write Failed" error

I see this error when a USB drive is removed while the computer is using it. Run chkdsk on all your drives.

How many hard drives do you have? Post specs on your Power Supply.

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I have my Pendrive..... when i am formatting it ........ it shows "The Disk is Write Protected"

I also try to fix this problem By Registry Editor.. by replacing 1 to 0 in write protected Keyword.. nothing was happen...

please tell me how to fix this problem by another way..
 

A:How to Remove "Write Protected" from Removable Devices.

More things to try
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-fix-write-protection-errors-on-a-usb-stick/
 

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OK... I'm hoping someone can help me out here as its getting more than a little frustrating...

I bought a Lacie Big Disk 500GB USB2 Hard Drive a short time ago... I use it as a mass storage device, and freed up 500GB of space across 2 internal HDs used as an archive on my desktop PC...

The drive has been working flawlessly with my desktop PC... it scans through all the folders once detected and then it can be browsed like any other HD... however, the issue has arisen when I have tried to use this same drive with my laptop... the laptop is newly purchased, and is a HP Pavilion dv5000... it comes with an AMD Turion 64 CPU, 512MB RAM, 100GB Hard Drive and 128MB ATI Radeon Express 200M graphics card running fully updated Windows XP Home Edition SP2..

Whenever the drive is connected to my laptop it starts to run through the files as it does with the desktop... however at a random point in doing so it will simply stop on a certain folder and the system returns a Windows Delayed Write Error to me... sometimes it quotes the E:\$MFT path and other times it quotes the folder instead, but either way I am left with a drive that is only partly read, and whilst the top level of file structure is maintained the other folders which have not been read are returned as 0bytes... if I connect the drive to my desktop again however, all is fine...

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A:"Windows Delayed Write Error" on Laptop

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Here i am creating a webpage (using frontpage) for yours truely when i wanted to preview my page, it came up with this error "An error occured while attepmting to write file". It will then show up the "The page cannot be displayed" screen.

Doesn't say anything about what the error is.
 

A:"An error occured while attepmting to write file"

Probably an error with Frontpage rather than sloppy coding on your part. Maybe a reinstallation is in order here.

I feel compelled to add that learnign HTML does actually make your life much, much easier in the long run. Trust me. www.w3schools.com
 

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I just bought a new external hard drive (WD MyBook 1 TB) and started backing up my files on it. After about 15 minutes I got an error message that said "Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file M:\blah blah blah. 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."
After that, all devices connected to my computer (i.e. printer) behaved as if I had just plugged them in.

I have not gotten this message again and the files in question were fine, and when I retried transferring them onto the external HD it worked fine. Now I'm just living in fear that it will happen again.

Does this mean my new hard drive is a dud? Should I exchange it for another one? Or is this problem more to do with Windows XP than the hard drive? I'm sorry, I don't know where to begin with this one... thanks for your help. I can provide more info if needed.
 

A:"Delayed Write Failed" message on external HD

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Hi,

I'm trying to install Microsoft Office 2010 but when it is installing I get the message "Error 1406: setup cannot write the value to the registry key."

I've tried everything to fix it. I've cleaned my registry and uninstalled all traces of Microsoft Office I already had on my computer. Yet I'm still getting this error. After 4 hours of trying to fix it I'm getting pretty confused as what it could be causing this problem.

I am an administrator on this computer, I've trying installing Office as an Admin and that didn't work either.

Any help would be appreciated. If I get this working, I'll report back!

A:"Error 1406: setup cannot write the value to the registry key" MSO '10

You tried everything?? Wow that's a lot ;-)
So you already did this https://support.microsoft.com/kb/838687/en-us

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Any ideas on getting rid of the above message?
I get "delayed write failed" errors when writing to an external USB device containing a hard disc when running Windows 2000 and Windows XP. This only happens when
the device is running as a USB 2.0 device (The housing and hard disc are rated USB 2.0 compliant). If I connect the device to a USB 1.1 device it works fine, but unusably slow.
I have read many forums on this problem, and believe that the problem is with Windows USB drivers. Here are my reasons:

- The problem occurs on ALL PCs that I have tried to connect the device to, although with differing errors (sometimes delayed write, sometimes USB device fails and disconnects, leaving me with an incomplete copy).

- The problem occurs with Windows 2000 systems, XP systems, and at least four different motherboard and graphics card combinations.

- The problem only occurs during a defrag of the drive, or during a WRITE to the drive of a large file - usually only if the file is >100MB.

- All reads are perfect, large files can be copied off the external USB drive at full SUB 2.0 speeds, quickly and without error.

- I have tried installing a microsoft USB fix, XP SP1a, 2000 SP4 and XP SP2 - no change.

- I have tried using a filter that I got from another forum, to limit sector writes to <128 - no change. This was suggested by an experienced user who also supplied me with a test program to force the error (worked on other users machines) by writing a large file to... Read more

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Bought 4 PNY 16GB USB thumb drives and every time I try to format them, the computer kicks back that they are write protected. Have tried ALL the solutions listed and explained in the 10 forums here, and nothing works to disable the write protection on my machine. Tried diskpart, Command Prompt, and Computer Configuration and nothing resolves my problem. BTW, there's no switch on these USB drives.
Anybody know of a fix?
My machine is Dell Optiplex 960 w/6 Gb memory.
Thanks for reading my post and possibly helping me,
73s

A:USB thumb flash drives are "write protected"

Hello kc4raf, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if any of the options in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows

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