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This appeared while I was downloading WoW Wrath of the Lich King via WoW Installer
 

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Some common reasons for a delayed-write failure are:

1. Problems with a device driver, especially a SCSI or RAID device driver. Some RAID device drivers are known to issue spurious “Delayed Write Failed” errors in XP Service Pack 2. Most manufacturers have been alerted to this, so check to make sure the disk drivers are up-to-date.

2. Cabling problems. A faulty or broken cable — especially for an external USB or Firewire enclosure—can generate this error. It can also happen if the cable is too long, or if it is hooked up through a hub that isn’t up to spec. Another possible culprit is if you have a UDMA drive that requires an 80-pin cable, and you are using a 40-pin cable.

3. SCSI termination errors. This has become less likely with the advent of self-terminating SCSI hardware, but it shouldn’t be counted out.

4. Media errors. This is the worst possible scenario — essentially, drive failure. If you can garner statistics on the drive via SMART (such as SMART & Simple (http://www.beyondlogic.org/solutions/smart/smart.html), you may be able to determine if there’s a mechanical failure in the offing. Gibson Research’s SpinRite tool (http://grc.com/) is also useful for assessing media errors, but be warned: It may take a long time to do a thorough test.

5. BIOS settings on the computer are forcing faster UDMA modes than the drive controller can handle. This is unlikely, especially with newer hardware (which can support UDMA far more flexibly), but it can usually be fixed with a BIOS upgrade, or by resetting the BIOS entries for the hard drives to auto-detect settings. Devices set to UDMA Mode 6 that produce this error, for instance, might need to be set to Mode 5.

6. Controller issues. I’ve observed that USB controllers that contend strongly with other hardware can produce this error. In systems that have both “long” and “short” PCI slots (i.e., 64-bit and 32-bit), try moving the USB controller to the long slot. Older PCI cards will not fit in such a slot.

7. Memory parity issues. If the problem appears after installing new memory, the memory in question may be faulty or not of the correct type for the motherboard in question. (This may go hand-in-hand with other problems such as random lockups, too.)

8. The LargeSystemCache Registry tweak and ATI video adapters. One peculiar set of circumstances that has been observed on multiple machines with ATI video adapters and more than 512MB of memory involves the LargeSystemCache Registry setting, a DWORD entry found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management. This setting governs the amount of memory set aside by the system for certain kernel processes. If it’s set to 1 (which allegedly improves performance on systems with more than 512MB of memory), it can cause data corruption on some systems, and produce the “Delayed Write Failed” error. Try resetting it to 0 if it’s been set.

I got this info. from http://www.gibni.com/windows-delayed-write-failed-solved

I recommend running drive diagnostic tools for your particular drive manufacturer. These are available for free download from the manufacturers web site.
 

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I downloaded and ran the SeagateTools.I performed the long test and it says my HDD passed. Though I couldnt find the log file..so...anyone know where I can find the log file?
 

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I downloaded and ran the SeagateTools.I performed the long test and it says my HDD passed. Though I couldnt find the log file..so...anyone know where I can find the log file?
"After running a diagnostic test, a log file for each drive tested will be saved to the SeaTools for Windows
folder under Program Files/Seagate. To view these logs, take note of the serial number of the drive then
select the Help pull down menu and choose View Log File."

http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/SeaTools_for_Windows.pdf


I don't think it's your hard drive if everything went smoothly with the diagnostic. May be a connectivity issue. Are you connected wirelessly? Have you tried more than once to download this file?
 

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This only occurs when the WoW Installer reaches 70% (Ive tried 3 times all the same result)

I am connecting using a wire to the internet
 
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