Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Request Could Not Be Performed Because of an I/O Device Error

Computer I/O Device Error
"Hello, this morning, I got an error message saying: 'the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error' when I tried to access a newly installed internal hard disk. My initializing process also stopped by this error. Do you know what’s wrong with this hard disk? What can I do to restore its common use? Thanks!"

"My 32GB USB flash drive seemed to stop working this morning. It just gave me a computer I/O device error message when I tried to copy some files to this drive on my Windows 7 computer. The Windows also could not format it there. What do you know about such I/O device error issues? Do know any solution to remove this error? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated here!"

Hey, have you tried to unplug this hard disk and see whether it gets the same I/O device errors again? OK! No matter how badly the state of your hard disk is, such computer I/O device error often happens due to some hard disk issues, loose or faulty hard disk connection issues, hard disk driver issues and more. You’d better go check them one by one to identify and fix your computer I/O device error problems.

Firstly, go check whether it is caused by loose or faulty connection.
Do you know that the computer I/O deviceerror also is fully called as computer Input/Output device error? From the name of such computer issues, it is not difficult to guess that this error problem could be caused by some related computer hardware which will affect the PC input and output conditions, like computer internal/external hard disk. Therefore, going check the hard disk state could be what you are doing at first. And in order to check the hard disk state, the first thing you are supposed to do is to check whether this computer hard disk is correctly connected there.
Therefore, go unplug this external/internal hard disk and see whether it is recognized well there. 

Please Note: Always shut down the computer to remove the internal hard disk or click "safely remove hardware" icon to remove your external hard disk at first in case that rude drive extraction can cause worse or more drive troubles.

Secondly, go check whether it is caused by hard disk driver issues.
Whether the computer internal/external hard disk could work functionally also could be affected by the hard disk driver conditions. When your hard disk driver is installed there well and also updated timely, your plunged internal/external drive often can work well and improve the computer performance. However, oppositely, when you do forget to install or update compatible hard disk driver, your computer performance also could be negatively affected.
Hence, go download or update your hard disk driver after you check the hard disk connection. 

Please Note: In case of such computer I/O device errors caused by outdated hard disk driver, you’d better timely check and download the updates of your hard disk driver.

Thirdly, go check whether it is aroused by hard disk issues.
In daily use, the hard disk issues also can bring you such computer I/O device problems. Therefore, checking the hard disk state is also necessary for you now. Merely go open the Disk Management interface and check how this hard disk shows there. Does it show a drive letter there normally? If not, go add a common drive letter there by right clicking this disk there to choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths" there at first. And then, run CHKDSK tool there to see whether this drive has some physical damages. If it is detected with many bad sectors, use this error-checking tool to mark all bad sectors out for future use. Of course, if this disk checking tool shows your drive is completely physically damaged somehow and cannot be fixed there, also go purchase another new hard disk to instead this old one in case that this damaged original drive can cause more computer problems.

Additional Tips:
* Back up computer hard disk data before fixing the possible drive problems.
No matter whether you have found out some hard disk problems or not, always back up hard disk data on another storage device before you start any solutions to fix such possible drive issues. Otherwise, you may lose some important data unwillingly. Of course, if you really delete some drive files or format hard disk without data backups, also go start harddisk file recovery software to take chances.
* Go verify storage device when you get such I/0 device error on other removable media.
Such computer I/O device errors often do not only occur to the commonly used USB flash drives or internal/external hard disks and also can happen to some storage devices, including CD, DVD, MP3 players and more removable media. Also go check the media carefully.

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