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    Delayed Write Failure

    I have intermittently been cursed with a series of "Delayed Write Failure" errors with W2K attributing the problem to either my hardware or saving to a network drive. Since I am saving to a local drive, boot in WinME fine, mostly boot in W2K fine and have run IBM diagnostic software on my PC's RAM, HDDs and CPU without any problems being found I am at a loss. My PC (IBM 300PL 6862-C3A P2 400MHz) is cool, dust free and no new hardware or software has been recently loaded. When I get this error message I get 10s to 100s of them and then I get corruption in those files (hugely annoying when the files are very large internet downloads).
    Any useful ideas for followup?

    Appreciate your time
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    Stephen

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    Re: Delayed Write Failure

    Be sure to read all of this page Delayed Write Failure because there is more then one fix.
    Also let me tell you that is a very good sign that your Hard Drive is about to bite the dust, so you might want to backup your Data just in case. Dead Disk Blues

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    Re: Delayed Write Failure

    Thanks for the links Cowboydawg. There is lots of similarities (Maxtor HDD, W2000 & WMe dual boot and occasional network linking). Scarey thing about a possible soon to die HDD is that all the software I've run (Maxtor EZ-SMART running constantly, W2000, IBM Enhanced Diagnostics) says its fine and EZ-SMART says there have been NO errors ever logged for either drive. I have no idea which of the two HDDs (if either) that could be failing, the Maxtor 6GB or IBM 30GB. If the Maxtor (O/S & Programs) l'd have less concern (can reload all from CD or IBM HDD) but if the IBM (data & downloads) it would be nasty. Still I've started a CD burn of it already and will follow up the other advice, all of it better than the useless/irrelevant advice I found at Microsoft.
    Stephen

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