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I/O device error

by Canesfan3301 / June 1, 2008 3:09 PM PDT

Hey all, I have a Maxtor One Touch 300GB. I'm trying to delete this file from it, but when I try, I get "This request cannot be performed because of a I/O device error.". Can someone please tell me what that means, and IS there anyway to remedy that? Thanks in advance for any help.

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First, backup what you can't lose.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: I/O device error

After all your files are safe since the drive may be getting ready to fail completely you should run XP's Error Checking (see start, help) on that drive. The full test please.

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Seems like it worked.
by Canesfan3301 / June 2, 2008 1:31 PM PDT

Thanks for the help!

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NOt so Lucky
by Megaherz / August 8, 2009 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems like it worked.

I was trying to do the same thing but all i get is that the window for error checking goes away and does nothing to the drive.
I have the same type of drive he has.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2009 9:47 PM PDT
In reply to: NOt so Lucky

We try to save the files at ALL steps during recovery. BEFORE we do anything we try to get the files out. THEN CHKDSK and we try to get the files out. AND THEN OTHER THINGS and we try to get the files out.

In this forum the common rescues are:

1. Putting the drive into a new case or a cable like this:
Or in some other machine.

2. Trying software titles like:
Zero Assumption Recovery (see google for these.)

3. If self recovery is not possible then

4. If it's not worth recovery, get a new drive or have them replace it under warranty.

The lesson from the forums is simple. These things are not "storage."

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I/O device error
by ulujm / October 8, 2009 1:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

I have the same problem I got I/O device error when I try to transfer file form my external HD to my computer. it happen to any computer.
So I guess the Ext HD is the problem.

I run Regcure and follow protocol (ATA/ATAP en PIO Only) to fix this problem but nothing.

I have a lot of stuff on my ext HD so how can I fix my ext HD.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: I/O device error

But you didn't tell which items you tried in my reply.

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