I almost creamed myself when I saw this story on [H] 10 minutes ago!
I backed up my registry, went to look for the key, but it was already there!, and it was set to 1!
I was so dissapointed
on a side note, I have not installed any drivers for my SCSI card (simply because none are given on the LSI site, they say WinXP has the drivers). and I don't think i've installed any [working] software that might have put the key there
okay so a summary: the key exists in my registry, and is 1. also in my drive properties, I can check and uncheck write cache, it was checked
anyway, here are my results
okay so afterwards, I disabled write cache, rebooted and benched:
and then, I was curious and went into the registry, and the key was 0 (remember, I had just turned off write cache!)
i'm no SCSI expert by any means, but i'd like to think of myself as somewhat winXP profficient but it looks like putting this key into your regsitry is kindof like a "force" to enable write cache.
I hope this info helps, and I can't wait to figure out how to fix this problem! (it SHALL be fixed!)