Friday, April 18, 2008

Windows Delayed Write Failed Error USB Drive

My external hard drive nowadays always gets that annoying "windows - delayed write failed" error after working for a while. When I plug it in to the USB port of my laptop computer, it takes a while for the indicator light to turn green, it's always amber or red indicating trouble.

I checked drivers of USB and my Windows setup but found none. Checking further, I replaced the USB cable and it's been working well after that.

If this did not do the trick, try opening up the hard disk enclosure and see of the hard disk is securely attached to the encloscure pin contacts. I've seen hard disks disconnected from the circuitry after dropping the hard disk.

I thought I'm losing my still quite new drive also acting as my backup drives of pictures, important files and other pdf documents.


  1. Usually it's a virus that causes that. it also happened to my usb.

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