been searching the web for hours on this - I have (after 3 years) suddenly
developed "delayed write failure" problems on ONE of my HDD (non-boot). Not
sure if it coincided with the most recent Win update or not. No other
changes that I am aware of.
The MS site suggest disabling "write caching " on the disk. However, this
option is greyed out and inaccessible on my system (administrator account)
under disk policies.
It is a western digital drive, and WD ALSO suggest disabling write caching
on there website as well. (this is a 160gb sata HDD in a NON raid
configuration on a dell 8400)
Anyone have any idea? I have run every diagnostic I can - including CHKDSK,
WD life guard diagnostics, dell diagnostics etc but all come through with
flying colours. SMART data is also fine.
I suspect IF I can disable write caching it may be ok - (although it has
been fine for a couple of years WITH write caching enabled..)
Anyone have any idea? Is there a reg tweak that will disable write caching?
PS originally posted - incorrectly - to