I/O issues

November 1, 2009 at 18:28:27
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro / XP Pro, 2.127 GHz / 2039 MB
Here lately, when recording or trying to install a program by CD, I get a long line of messages about an I/O error. Both OS's were freshly installed (last week), so there's no hope in doing a restore point to correct the problem. What are I/O errors and what can I do to fix them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
November 1, 2009 at 20:22:49
I/O errors are Input/Output errors.

It looks as if your CD drive is having problems reading the disc.

Stuart


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#2
November 8, 2009 at 12:00:58
Then what can I do to resolve the problem? The DVD/CD RW was just installed last month. It was a brand new Dell part, not a aftermarket one. I bought it on eBay from a highly respected Dell parts site. It does have the original 1 year warranty, but on hardware only, not on drivers or codecs. In the middle of copying a ISO download (Linux distros), it stops and says the content is unreadable. However, it will install an OS perfectly fine. Should I uninstall and reinstall everything ( hardware, driver, and codecs) and start over, or would that be a waste of time? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#3
November 8, 2009 at 12:03:57
"Then what can I do to resolve the problem? The DVD/CD RW was just installed last month. I bought it on eBay from a highly respected Dell parts site. It does have the original 1 year warranty, but on hardware only, not on drivers or codecs."

Return the drive to the seller. In reality, software is not his concern since he's a hardware vendor...


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#4
November 8, 2009 at 12:20:49
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll contact the seller as soon as I get off of here. You have to message through the eBay system to insure the problem is documented. That way, if the seller gives me a problem, eBay can intervene on my behalf.

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