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External Hard Drive Trouble

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#1 Dark Phoenix

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:02 PM

I recently bought a Western Digital 250GB hard drive, and I keep getting these random errors where windows will just say "delayed write failed" and the hard drive won't work until I reset it. The actual hard drive retains the data, but the error is really annoying when I'm trying to download something. I tried looking around for drivers and fixes on the official site, but nothing I found managed to solve the problem. I also tried formatting and creating a new NTFS partition, with indexing disabled, but that didn't work either. I've tried searching around Google too, and while this seems like a pretty common problem, I haven't yet been able to find a solution that works for me.

Any ideas as to how I could fix this?


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#2 stevealmighty


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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:05 PM

That happened to me a few weeks ago. I turned my drive off for a few days and restarted the computer a few times and oddly enough it fixed itself :thumbsup:

Read through this topic HERE and see if the links will help you. You can also ensure that there's only 1 thing trying to access the drive at a time and try using a different USB drive. You should leave indexing enabled to allow for faster writing, too. When it is working, check it for errors (check disc) and defrag it.

Let us know how you fare with this!
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