Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. What should I do?

Vive Staff

Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. What...

This means your disk is out of the space. Simply change the disk location where you download and store your content. Launch Vive software and go to Settings. Change your disk location by tapping Change under Default app folder.

Vanaran
New Arrival

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

I have : 

Download Error Disk Write Error

And 763 Gb free space...

What Should I do in that case ?

MartinMarty
Architect

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

You should run a chkdsk/scandisk on the drive where your games are set to download.  Before doing so, since it could take a while, double check and make sure your download is really going where you think / want it to go.

 

You may also want to check Event Viewer System log for disk errors on same drive.

 

You need to determine if you are really having a disk writing error or if that is some other problem appearing like a disk writing error. If you really are having write errors hopefully scandisk with /fix option can be used to correct. If not, get out credit card.

Darthdury
New Arrival

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

I have a similar issue, I change the default drive to the HDD from the SSD and it still installs on the SSD? It defaults back to the SSD (which is C Drive). as space is limited here I don't want it installing files there. 

 

How is this fixed?

MartinMarty
Architect

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

Sounds like your HDD is out of space. Are you sure you have free space where you think you do?
Gnjac0rp
Contributor

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

Im getting the same error and it is most definately not a disk space or checkdisk error as the other 4 Viveport games install without a hitch it is just 1 that wont and this is all in the same session. You say run checkdisk and im hoping thats not because some of your "trusted" apps are causing disk errors with users because that is not cricket.

Vive Staff

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

@Gnjac0rp

 

So one game won't install but others will? Which game? Is it consistently that one?

Thanks,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
Gnjac0rp
Contributor

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

Its SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix, I have tried changing the disk, checking the disk, defragmenting (or "optimizing" as it now seems to be called) and still the same. Cant figure out how to drop it as one of my monthly sub games to try a different one.
MartinMarty
Architect

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

You know, one thing I didn't think of last time this topic came up. Please forgive that I am not spot-on with the details but hopefully you'll get the idea and fill in the details with the correct values:

 

Depending on how the disk is formatted... I think a FAT32 volume has a 4GB file size limitation, so if you have a single file >4GB you end up getting all kinds of misleading errors, i.e. "cannot write". Yes, you cannot write, but not for the reasons we normally think of. 

 

Any chance your drive is FAT32? ANy chance there are some big files?

Gnjac0rp
Contributor

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

My drive is NTFS format, I know its not a file size issue as I installed Fallout 4 VR to the very same drive this one VivePort sub game wont install to.

MartinMarty
Architect

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

I installed it under my subscription just to see if it was broken such that nobody could install it. Aside from feeling like a really slow download, it worked first try. It may have seemed extra slow because I was waiting for it which I usually don't do.

 

Then I spent about two hours on the first "mission", which in retrospect was probably supposed to take about 10 minutes. Fun though. Looks like a pretty cool game.

Vive Staff

Re: Viveport FAQ: I'm receiving a message about a disk writing error. ...

@Gnjac0rp

 

If you can't get it to work, please PM me and I'll see about having your subscription title changed. The only reason I can think that it might not work is anti-virus software blocking the install.

Thanks,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
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