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31-07-2002, 04:54 PM
When I'm surfing the net or clicking from one program to the other, my computer (PII-233 os window 98se with 128Ram)suddenly brings up a blue screen with a error message: Disk Write Error - unable to write to disk in drive C. Date or file maybe lost.

It has happened a couple of times so I am seeking for help.

Anyone who can help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

31-07-2002, 05:14 PM
Usually means exactly what it says.

There was an error detected when writing to the disk. This is not just a "soft" error, it is an error that could not be corrected by a retry. Normal OS error recovery procedures would retry such a failure three times, or more, before posting the error message.

The drive could be going bad. Backup your data now!

There could be a loose cable or connection in the system some where.

The drive could be overheating and shutting down. Some drives do not detect an over heating problem untill a write operation is done. When this occurs though, your drive would be dead and power itself off and you can not access it until power is cycled off.

There could be software problem. Some program could be trying to write to an area of the disk that does not exist or a virus/trogan could be trying to write to sector zero and the hardware (BIOS) is setup to prevent it.

01-08-2002, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the info, I think I will backup my data now before HD get up on me.
Thanks again!!!