Delayed Write Failed - which drive?



Armin
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
My computer gave me the following error message:

{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the
file \Device\Harddisk\Volume4\$Mft. The data has been lost. This
error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network
connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

The source for the message in Event Viewer is "ftdisk".
Event ID is 50.

Event data (Words) is:
0000: 00040000 005e0001 00000000 80040032
0010: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0020: 00000000 00000000 c000000e

The computer has two local HDD's as well as several mapped network
drives and was unattended at the time of the error.

How can I determine which drive caused the error?
IOW, is \Device\Harddisk\Volume4\ a local HDD or a network drive?

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
look in Device Manager for the Hdd properties and you can get volume info
for your installed hdd's

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=50&eventno=945&source=Ftdisk&phase=1
above link may be worth a read

"Armin" <meanon@telus.net> wrote in message
news:1116454832.335185.126730@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> My computer gave me the following error message:
>
> {Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the
> file \Device\Harddisk\Volume4\$Mft. The data has been lost. This
> error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network
> connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
>
> The source for the message in Event Viewer is "ftdisk".
> Event ID is 50.
>
> Event data (Words) is:
> 0000: 00040000 005e0001 00000000 80040032
> 0010: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
> 0020: 00000000 00000000 c000000e
>
> The computer has two local HDD's as well as several mapped network
> drives and was unattended at the time of the error.
>
> How can I determine which drive caused the error?
> IOW, is \Device\Harddisk\Volume4\ a local HDD or a network drive?
>

Leif Nordmand Andersen
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Hello Armin,

On 18 May 2005 15:20:32 -0700, "Armin" <meanon@telus.net> wrote:

>My computer gave me the following error message:
>
>{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the
>file \Device\Harddisk\Volume4\$Mft. The data has been lost. This
>error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network
>connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

Like the other poster said, Right click on 'MY COMPUTER', choose
manage, choose 'DISK MANAGEMENT', here you can see which disk is
Volume 4 - In there is Disk 0, Disk 1 and so forth. Volume 4 is Disk
4.

Anyway I had this problem with a disk - in my case it was the cable,
which was somehow (don't ask me how!!) broke, I replaced it, and it
stopped. Just a hint (and cheap test!).

Regards Leif.

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
look in DISK Manager, not DEVICE Manager, for drive and volume
assignments.

run: diskmgmt.msc


Delayed Write Failed - which drive?