Changing the disk timeout on Microsoft Windows Server

To change the disk timeout value on Windows Server operating systems, follow steps in the Windows Server host and in the registry browsing tool.

On your Windows Server hosts, change the disk I/O timeout value to 60 in the Windows registry, as follows:
  1. In Windows, click Start > Run.
  2. In the dialog text box, type regedit and click Enter.
  3. In the registry browsing tool, locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\TimeOutValue key.
  4. Confirm that the value for the key is 60 (decimal value). If necessary, change the value to 60.