From: SC Tom on

"granjan" <someone(a)> wrote in message
> Thanks for all the replies. So far I have unchecked a setting 'allow
> indexing service...etc.' and run a chkdsk with no unusual occurances. I
> guess I will just wait and see if it shows up again. Hopefully it will be
> alright. Most of the time the disk is plugged in but turned off until I
> need it for backup.

Then you should disable write caching for that drive.
SC Tom

> "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper(a)> wrote in message
> news:up29CmtpKHA.1552(a)TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> granjan wrote:
>>> I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP MCE SP3 fully updated.
>>> Things were going well til the following message showed up when I
>>> was not doing anything on the computer. It was on but not in
>>> use...just the desktop showing.
>>> Windows - Delayed write failed
>>> Windows was unable to save all the data for file
>>> G:\Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J The data has been lost. This error may be caused
>>> by a failure of
>>> your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save
>>> the file elsewhere.
>>> G is my external hard drive.
>>> I googled the message and got several hits but none of it makes
>>> sense to me. All I need to know is is there something I should do?
>>> What hardware failed? I don't have a network set up...just my dsl
>>> modem. Any ideas?
>> Could be a one-time issue. Essentially the write-caching failed on the
>> drive for one of a million possible reasons. The system was checking the
>> drive for some reason (you AV software, some background process, etc.)
>> It may mean nothing.
>> Backup your data from the drive, run a CHKDSK on the drive to ensure it
>> is okay.
>> --
>> Shenan Stanley
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