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Delayed Write Failure [message #181904] Thu, 21 June 2007 17:12 Go to next message
rawman  is currently offline rawman
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Registered: June 2007
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Regrettably, I have been experiencing the dreaded DWF message for several
weeks, but only when Outlook 2003 is left open. If I open Outlook, download
my messages and then close when finished I never receive a DWF error. I can
leave my machine running for days with IE running without incident. I leave
Outlook open for more than a short time I receive the following messages...

Delayed Write Failure
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \$mft. The data has
been lost. The message continues about loss of network connection...blah,
blah, blah.

After closing that window, I receive the same message except referencing
file \$directory.

I close all the windows, and I takes sometime dozens of windows to close,
close Outlook, reboot my laptop and all is fine again.

Chkdsk and defrag have been no solution.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks...a frustrated Outlook user.
Re: Delayed Write Failure [message #181972] Thu, 21 June 2007 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rawman  is currently offline rawman
Messages: 6
Registered: June 2007
Junior Member
Diane, I'm having this problem with a single drive laptop.

In reviewing the event viewer log before the DWF message is logged, the
system logs the following messages:

The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the
pool was empty.

I have to assume its all connected, but only Outlook is the common
denominator.


"Diane Poremsky" wrote:

> Do you have more than one drive or are storing the PST on a network?
> Network usage is not supported BTW.
>
>
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> "rawman" <rawman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F1DF0145-061E-454E-828C-6DFD0C04FB15@microsoft.com...
> > Regrettably, I have been experiencing the dreaded DWF message for several
> > weeks, but only when Outlook 2003 is left open. If I open Outlook,
> > download
> > my messages and then close when finished I never receive a DWF error. I
> > can
> > leave my machine running for days with IE running without incident. I
> > leave
> > Outlook open for more than a short time I receive the following
> > messages...
> >
> > Delayed Write Failure
> > Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \$mft. The data has
> > been lost. The message continues about loss of network connection...blah,
> > blah, blah.
> >
> > After closing that window, I receive the same message except referencing
> > file \$directory.
> >
> > I close all the windows, and I takes sometime dozens of windows to close,
> > close Outlook, reboot my laptop and all is fine again.
> >
> > Chkdsk and defrag have been no solution.
> >
> > Anyone have any thoughts?
> >
> > Thanks...a frustrated Outlook user.
>
Re: Delayed Write Failure [message #182620] Sat, 23 June 2007 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rawman  is currently offline rawman
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Registered: June 2007
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Yes, the pst file is on the local drive.

"Diane Poremsky" wrote:

> is the pst on the laptop drive? are you connecting to a network?
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips by email:
> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
>
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>
>
> "rawman" <rawman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DDF879B4-E43E-4DBC-8690-7EE3FD4849EB@microsoft.com...
> > Diane, I'm having this problem with a single drive laptop.
> >
> > In reviewing the event viewer log before the DWF message is logged, the
> > system logs the following messages:
> >
> > The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may
> > occur.
> >
> > The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because
> > the
> > pool was empty.
> >
> > I have to assume its all connected, but only Outlook is the common
> > denominator.
> >
> >
> > "Diane Poremsky" wrote:
> >
> >> Do you have more than one drive or are storing the PST on a network?
> >> Network usage is not supported BTW.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> >> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> >> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> >> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
> >>
> >> Outlook Tips by email:
> >> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> >>
> >> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> >> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> >> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> >> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >>
> >>
> >> "rawman" <rawman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F1DF0145-061E-454E-828C-6DFD0C04FB15@microsoft.com...
> >> > Regrettably, I have been experiencing the dreaded DWF message for
> >> > several
> >> > weeks, but only when Outlook 2003 is left open. If I open Outlook,
> >> > download
> >> > my messages and then close when finished I never receive a DWF error.
> >> > I
> >> > can
> >> > leave my machine running for days with IE running without incident. I
> >> > leave
> >> > Outlook open for more than a short time I receive the following
> >> > messages...
> >> >
> >> > Delayed Write Failure
> >> > Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \$mft. The data
> >> > has
> >> > been lost. The message continues about loss of network
> >> > connection...blah,
> >> > blah, blah.
> >> >
> >> > After closing that window, I receive the same message except
> >> > referencing
> >> > file \$directory.
> >> >
> >> > I close all the windows, and I takes sometime dozens of windows to
> >> > close,
> >> > close Outlook, reboot my laptop and all is fine again.
> >> >
> >> > Chkdsk and defrag have been no solution.
> >> >
> >> > Anyone have any thoughts?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks...a frustrated Outlook user.
> >>
Re: Delayed Write Failure [message #182774] Sun, 24 June 2007 15:49 Go to previous message
rawman  is currently offline rawman
Messages: 6
Registered: June 2007
Junior Member
Oops,forgot the second question. Yes, but it does not make any difference
whether I'm connected to the network or not. I receive the DWF error in each
case.

"Diane Poremsky" wrote:

> is the pst on the laptop drive? are you connecting to a network?
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips by email:
> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
>
> "rawman" <rawman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DDF879B4-E43E-4DBC-8690-7EE3FD4849EB@microsoft.com...
> > Diane, I'm having this problem with a single drive laptop.
> >
> > In reviewing the event viewer log before the DWF message is logged, the
> > system logs the following messages:
> >
> > The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may
> > occur.
> >
> > The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because
> > the
> > pool was empty.
> >
> > I have to assume its all connected, but only Outlook is the common
> > denominator.
> >
> >
> > "Diane Poremsky" wrote:
> >
> >> Do you have more than one drive or are storing the PST on a network?
> >> Network usage is not supported BTW.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> >> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> >> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> >> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
> >>
> >> Outlook Tips by email:
> >> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> >>
> >> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> >> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> >> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> >> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >>
> >>
> >> "rawman" <rawman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F1DF0145-061E-454E-828C-6DFD0C04FB15@microsoft.com...
> >> > Regrettably, I have been experiencing the dreaded DWF message for
> >> > several
> >> > weeks, but only when Outlook 2003 is left open. If I open Outlook,
> >> > download
> >> > my messages and then close when finished I never receive a DWF error.
> >> > I
> >> > can
> >> > leave my machine running for days with IE running without incident. I
> >> > leave
> >> > Outlook open for more than a short time I receive the following
> >> > messages...
> >> >
> >> > Delayed Write Failure
> >> > Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \$mft. The data
> >> > has
> >> > been lost. The message continues about loss of network
> >> > connection...blah,
> >> > blah, blah.
> >> >
> >> > After closing that window, I receive the same message except
> >> > referencing
> >> > file \$directory.
> >> >
> >> > I close all the windows, and I takes sometime dozens of windows to
> >> > close,
> >> > close Outlook, reboot my laptop and all is fine again.
> >> >
> >> > Chkdsk and defrag have been no solution.
> >> >
> >> > Anyone have any thoughts?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks...a frustrated Outlook user.
> >>
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