"Delayed Write Failed" error message when you try to save a file or to exit OneNote 2007 or OneNote 2003

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to save a file, or when you try to exit Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 or Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, you may receive the following error message:
Delayed Write Failed

CAUSE

This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • The Enable write caching on the disk option in Microsoft Windows is turned on.

    Note This is the default setting.
  • Windows loses connection to the drive that contains the file that is being saved. This problem may be a loss of network connectivity, or it may be an unexpected removal of a drive.
When these conditions occur, Windows may not be able to write cached data to the drive.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs. This includes OneNote.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Performance and Maintenance.
  4. Click System.
  5. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
  6. Right-click your drive device, and then click Properties.
  7. On the Policies tab, click to clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu in Device Manager, click Exit.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330174 Error message that you may receive when you save or move documents in Windows XP: "Delayed Write Failed"
818788 "{Delayed Write Failed}" error message when you unplug a USB 2.0 storage device
321733 Error message when you write a file to a server from a Windows XP-based or a Windows 2000-based computer: "Delayed Write Failed"

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Article ID: 831594 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 7.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Keywords: 
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