Why am I seeing a ‘delay write error’ in Windows XP when copying from external hard drives?

Prakash Srinivasan September 7, 2011
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How to resolve the delay-write error that comes frequently while connecting and copying from external hard drives? It happens in Windows XP frequently.

  1. Anonymous
    September 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    This error might be caused by several factors:

    •Cache settings
    •Device drivers
    •Media error, drive failure
    •USB/Firewire host controllers
    •Drive overheating
    •Mis-configured BIOS settings
    •Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) mis-configuration
    •Unmatched cables
    •Faulty cables
    •Memory parity conflict
    •Power management drivers

    Cacheset from Sysinternal
    Download from here:
    -Run Cacheset.exe from where you extracted the file,- Click on “Clear” button to clear the current working cache.- Set the maximum working cache to either 64 MB or 128 MB,- Click Apply.

    you can use another file copy programs
    Winmend File Copy

    Tera Copy

    September 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm