Such is a typical failure for externals. Get it called in so you can get a good one.
(My Computer) I:\ is not accessible--The request could not be performed because of an I\O error.
This occurred with a NEW Iomega HDD desktop 250GB USB 2.0 external hard drive. I am using Windows XP on a Sony Desk top.
I was in the process of formatting the drive from FAT32 to NTFS when the formatt was about 98% complete and it advised it could not complete. I reconected it to my Lap-Top and the it completed the formatting and showed OK on MY Computer & Disk management this was on my lap top. I reconnected to my desktop. The new drive Orginally showed as (H). When it was reconnected It was and has been very slow in loading on MY Computer. It now shows as Drive (I) When I clicked on (I) the above error message came on after a prolonged period of time. The disk management shows Disk2 Drive I Healthy--Disk 2, Basic 232.88GB Online--(I) 232.88GB healthy
Disk2 removable (H) (On my computer if I click in H it shows insert disk) I do not know what this could be.
My USB Ports work Ok when I Connect my IRIS Pen.