This error typically occurs when the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature for your hard disk is turned on.
if the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature is turned off, this
error can occur because the Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk
controller may be configured in either of the following ways:
You are using a 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the
controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
- The BIOS settings are configured to force faster UDMA modes.
For more information about the delayed write failure, go to the "Delayed Write Failure information" section.
To resolve this issue, first check whether the "Enable write caching on
the disk" feature is turned on. If it is turned on, turn it off. To do
this, follow these steps.Note
If you turn off the "Enable
write caching on the disk" feature, your hard disk may perform more
slowly and may affect the overall system performance of your computer.
Because of this, you may want to monitor system performance after you
follow the steps in this section.
To turn off Enable write caching on the disk, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click My Computer.
- Right-click the hard disk, and then click Properties.
- Click the Hardware tab.
- Click to select the hard disk, and then click Properties.
- Click the Policies tab.
- Click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and then click OK.
- Click OK to close the Local Disk (C:) Properties dialog box.
- Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each hard disk that is installed in your computer.
If these steps resolve the error message, you are finished.
these steps do not resolve the error message, or if the feature is
already turned off, go to the "Advanced Troubleshooting" section. This
section is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not
comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, contact Support. For
information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft Web
Make sure that the hard disk controller is configured correctlyTo
make sure that the hard disk controller is configured correctly, check
the cable connection and the BIOS settings. First, try method 1.Method 1: Check that you are using an 80-wire, 40-pin cableMake
sure that your UDMA hard disk controller is using an 80-wire, 40-pin
cable. For information about how to do this, see the documentation that
is included with your computer, or contact your UDMA hard disk
If you are using an 80-wire, 40-pin cable, go to method 2.
you are not using this cable, obtain and use an 80-wire, 40-pin cable,
and then test to determine whether this resolves the error message.
If this resolves the error message, you are finished.