A reader Says he's still being plagued by the "delayed write error" that Windows XP displays and which he describes as a "gremlin in the works" and a "ghost in the machine".
The error sporadically occurs when re-formatting drives and is not confined to any particular combination of hardware.
Whether it's chipset, an Intel or AMD motherboard, or an ATI/Nvidia card, the gremlin just keeps popping up, sometimes appearing after some time running a machine successfully.
Well, Microsoft does have something on this, as you can see from clicking on this page here.
News source: The Inquirer