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Old 08-04-2008, 04:11 PM   #41
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That sounds like the problem I remember reading about a few years ago. A quick google suggested opening up the disks properties and setting it from the 'high performance/cache writes' option to the 'optimize for fast removal'.

Another suggested fix was here:
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Wouldnt hurt to see if the manufacturer offers any software/drivers. I have one WD drive that works fine on one machine without any software, but wont work on a couple of other machines unless I install the software on the cd that came with the drive.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:21 PM   #42
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That sounds like the problem I remember reading about a few years ago. A quick google suggested opening up the disks properties and setting it from the 'high performance/cache writes' option to the 'optimize for fast removal'.

Another suggested fix was here:
Windows Delayed Write Failed - Latest Solution | Gibni.com

Wouldnt hurt to see if the manufacturer offers any software/drivers. I have one WD drive that works fine on one machine without any software, but wont work on a couple of other machines unless I install the software on the cd that came with the drive.
Nice catch. We are leaving in the morning for a road trip (about six weeks worth). I will set the drive aside and look into this when I return. Anyway, thank you very much for doing my research for me.

BTW, it was Vista that first clued me on to the problem. I kept having a "drive failure" warning show up in "Event Viewer." I couldn't isolate the drive but was "on the lookout."
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It could easily be an unrecoverable error on the drive or perhaps its out of replacement sectors for remapping purposes. But I've had and have seen that problem you're having and it only seems to come around during very large, long transfers. I remember making a registry change to XP SP1 way back when and fixing it with one particular drive.

If tweaks dont fix it, before I threw it out, I'd pull the drive, hook it up to an IDE controller, repartition it and do a low level format on it, then put it back in the external case. Might solve it.
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Could try this program **Home of Gibson Research Corporation**. It is a low level format and data recovery program. Been around FOREVER and is updated periodically.
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