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When you disconnect a removable storage device such as a Secure Digital (SD) card from a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, you receive the following error message:
After you receive this error message, you cannot access the files on the device until you restart the computer.
Windows Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data from the file Drive_Letter\$Mft. The data has been lost.
This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection.
Please try to save this file elsewhere
This problem occurs if the removable storage device has been formatted by using the NTFS file system. For example, this problem occurs if the NTFS file system formatting was performed on a Microsoft Windows Vista-based computer.
Note Windows XP does not support NTFS file system formatting of removable storage devices such as SD cards. NTFS file system formatting of devices such as SD cards is a new feature in Windows Vista.
To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
Article ID: 925269 - Last Review: September 26, 2006 - Revision: 1.0