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When you change the write cache settings for the hard disk, these settings may not persist after you restart your computer. When you restart the computer, the Write caching enabled setting may always be enabled.
This problem can occur if you disable the write cache for the hard disk by using the Disk properties; the Windows 2000 disk drivers send the disable write cache command to the hard disk, and the write cache is disabled for that Windows session. However, the Windows 2000 disk drivers do not save the user selections for the hard disk Write caching enabled setting. When you restart Windows 2000, the Windows 2000 disk drivers enable the hard disk write cache setting by default.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
GMT-UTC Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 16-Nov-2001 17:23 5.0.2195.4643 34,416 Classpnp.sys 14-Dec-2001 22:12 5.0.2195.4771 29,968 Disk.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/EN-US/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
296861To enable and disable write caching:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861/EN-US/ )Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
281672For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281672/EN-US/ )Possible Data Loss After You Enable the "Write Cache Enabled" Feature
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249149/EN-US/ )Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
Article ID: 290757 - Last Review: November 14, 2003 - Revision: 3.0