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Windows delayed copy (and write) failed on usb

Since a few dayas ago I'm receiveing windows delayed copy failed each time I try to write some files to any flash memory.
I 'm aware that it is not a hardware issue as the very same hardware works fine on Live Cds as Bart PE, ERD Commander, Knoppix, and Ubuntu.
I have not made any hardware changes and the only mayor thing I have done before was to install the out of cicle MS critical security patch.
No matter how long I wait the flash memories stays as copying something, but then I can eject them. I am using Windows XP SP2
Any help as I can avoid reinstalling.
Thanks in advance

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  • nestorb Nov 11, 2008

    The issue is independent of the flash memories. Yes I am using the generic drivers that come with MS Win XP. But, what a hassle if any time I plugin a new flash drive I have to install its specific manufactures drivers!
    But the do work! As I stated early if I boot the very same machine with a Bart PE live CD (that I made using my very same installation disk several months ago on the same machine) they work fine.
    Thanks again

  • nestorb Nov 12, 2008

    So my only choice is a clean install, until it happens again...

  • nestorb Nov 12, 2008

    No way! Mi connection es very-very-very limited, in user time and speed. But maybe I can find a SP3 already downloaded and copy it to a Cd (not to a flash memory!).

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    windows was unable to save all the data for the file

  • Lou Labetti
    Lou Labetti May 11, 2010

    Are you using the generic Microsoft driver for the flash memory card or are you using the manufactures driver designed for windows xp?


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You could try downloading SP3 for Windows.

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