What Is I/O Device Error? How Do I Fix I/O Device Error?


Drive is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
What is an I/O device error? Can I fix "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" without data loss?
An I/O device error (short for Input/Output device error) happens when Windows is not able to perform an input/output action (such as reading or copying data) when it is trying to access a drive or disk. And, this error can occur with different types of hardware devices or media such as external hard drive, SD card, USB flash drive, and CD&DVD discs.

And, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can help to recover data from drive with I/O device error without affecting the original data.
Prepare work:
1) Connect your drive to computer.
2) Download MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
3) Install it on drive.
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery, and then select Damaged Partition Recovery.
Step 2. Select the drive you want to recover, and then click Full Scan button to scan the entire device sector by sector to furthest find desired data.
Step 3. Check all needed files, and then click Save button to store them on a safe place.

6 Methods to Fix The "I/O Device Error" Problem
Solution 1: Ensure the storage device connection is working correctly
Solution 2: Download, install or update your device driver
Solution 3: Change drive letter
Solution 4: Check and repair disk errors on drive
Solution 5: Change the transfer mode for the drive in IDE channel properties
Solution 6: Format the hard drive

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Created by Baojin Lee 3 years 1 week ago – Made popular 3 years 1 week ago
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