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Disabling Write Cache on all hard drives

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Does anyone know of a way to script the disabling of write cache on all hard drives in Windows XP. I tried googling it and the only hit i have found is how to do it on a linux system.

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Does anyone know of a way to script the disabling of write cache on all hard drives in Windows XP. I tried googling it and the only hit i have found is how to do it on a linux system.

Hi,

You have to change the following RegKey:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE\<yourDiskName>\<serial no>\Device

Parameters\Disk\UserWriteCacheSetting = 0x0

0x0 = disable and 0x00000001 = enabled. It is a REG_DWORD.

;-))

Stefan

Edit:

SCSI Disk:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\<yourDiskName>\<serial no>\Device

Parameters\Disk\UserWriteCacheSetting = 0x0

FibreChannel Disk:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\VPATH\<yourDiskName>\<serial no>\Device

Parameters\Disk\UserWriteCacheSetting = 0x0

iSCSI Disk:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\<yourDiskName>\<serial no>\Device

Parameters\Disk\UserWriteCacheSetting = 0x0

Edited by 99ojo

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Thanks for the reply 99ojo

sorry should of said that i knew about the reg thing however it only work if you know what <yourDiskName>\<serial no> is going to be as i have to do this on 100 of PCs the hard make could be different.

is there anyway autoit could seek out what <yourDiskName>\<serial no> are present?

or does anyone know of another way?

Thanks for all you help so far much Appreciate.

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Thanks for the reply 99ojo

sorry should of said that i knew about the reg thing however it only work if you know what <yourDiskName>\<serial no> is going to be as i have to do this on 100 of PCs the hard make could be different.

is there anyway autoit could seek out what <yourDiskName>\<serial no> are present?

or does anyone know of another way?

Thanks for all you help so far much Appreciate.

Hi,

<YourDiskName> has always Disk in the Reg Main Key. The serials are all beneath this key.

Have a look at function RegEnumVal.

So you read all RegKeys above HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE.

Use function StringInStr and look, if Disk is a part of the reg key.

If yes use RegEnumVal again to read out serialnumbers of Disk and set the wanted RegKey

;-))

Stefan

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A bit late? :)

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