ok iv got a 250gb externalHDD hooked up to my computer via firewire. now very so often when im reading writing alot it happins "delayed Write failed F:\M$Sf (or somthing like that) any way i was just wondering dose anyone here have a solution.

My computer Specs Are Attached

Field	Value
Computer Type	Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
Operating System	Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack	Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer	6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
User Name	Harmo
Logon Domain	KYLE
Date / Time	2006-04-29 / 19:04
CPU Type	Intel Pentium II, 400 MHz (4 x 100)
Motherboard Name	Asus P2B-LS  (2 ISA, 4 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM, LAN, SCSI)
Motherboard Chipset	Intel 82440BX
System Memory	384 MB  (SDRAM)
BIOS Type	Award Modular (03/24/99)
Communication Port	Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port	Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port	USB - Serial Port (COM4)
Communication Port	Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter	S3 Inc. Trio3D/2X Display Driver Version 5.30.05 Engineering Release  (8 MB)
3D Accelerator	S3 Trio3D/2X (86c362/86c368)
Audio Adapter	Creative SB PCI128 (CT4815) Sound Card
IDE Controller	Intel(R) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller	VAX347S SCSI Controller
Disk Drive	ST36424A  (6 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive	ST310014A  (9 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive	WDC WD25 00JB-00GVA0 USB Device  (232 GB, USB)
Optical Drive	HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B  (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
Optical Drive	SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive	SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status	OK
C: (NTFS)	6142 MB (2826 MB free)
E: (NTFS)	31 MB (26 MB free)
F: (NTFS)	238464 MB (20893 MB free)
Total Size	238.9 GB (23.2 GB free)
Keyboard	Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse	Logitech USB WheelMouse
Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address	00-E0-18-98-95-6A
Network Adapter	Intel 82558-based Integrated Ethernet with Wake on LAN  (
Modem	Generic 56K HCF Data Fax Modem
Printer	Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
FireWire Controller	VIA VT6306 Fire II IEEE1394 Host Controller (PHY: VIA VT6307)
USB1 Controller	Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB Host Controller
USB1 Controller	VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller	VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller	VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device	Logitech USB WheelMouse
USB Device	TUSB3410 Device
USB Device	USB Mass Storage Device
DMI BIOS Vendor	
DMI BIOS Version	
DMI System Manufacturer	System Manufacturer
DMI System Product	System Name
DMI System Version	System Version
DMI System Serial Number	SYS-1234567890
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer	ASUSTeK Computer INC.
DMI Motherboard Product	P2B-LS
DMI Motherboard Version	REV 1.xx
DMI Motherboard Serial Number	MB-1234567890
DMI Chassis Manufacturer	Chassis Manufacture
DMI Chassis Version	Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number	Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag	Asset-1234567890
DMI Chassis Type	
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets	7 / 2
Problems & Suggestions	
Problem	Disk free space is only 9% on drive F:.
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Last Post by DjLizard

well its still got 20gb free

this is the last 2 lines of the file you posted with you message !

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Disk free space is only 9% on drive F:.

How big is your F: drive ,to me this indicates the drive is almost full ,maybe
and that would cause the copy error .check recycle bin maybe


No, not having enough free space does not cause a delayed write failure.

Check the S.M.A.R.T. status of your drive using a program such as HDtune, just in case it's on its way out. You should also schedule a complete chkdsk:
Start > Run > chkdsk F: /R /F
And then answer Y when it asks if you would like to schedule the check on the next boot. Then reboot.

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