Solved Trying to resolve an I/O Device error...

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
May 2, 2016 at 06:40:39
Specs: Windows XP, 1500
I'm trying to copy files from my external E HDD to a flash disk but with no luck. I'm getting a message that says the request cannot be performed due to an I/O device error. Help please. Could this be linked to my other problem still under discussion on this website, i.e. not being able to start up normally but having to go through last known good status.

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#1
May 2, 2016 at 08:06:26
I don't know if this is related to your other problem or not but it is quite possible. It seems to me that your other problem is severe and should be sorted out first. We'll then see if this one remains.

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#2
May 2, 2016 at 14:41:54
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What is the link to your other problem? I can't locate that post...

Meanwhile if that other problem is still unresolved... boot up as best you can, ideally into safe-mode.

Then run the utiity here (tweaking.com). It is safe to use; fixes all manner of problems. The advice is to run it in safe-mode when possible. It does suggest a registry backup - and also offers a full set of routines - including registry backup - as part of its routine. Go for for the full works...

The actual download you want is here:

http://tinyurl.com/3zlhcqz

scroll down a little to the download mirror sites.


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#3
May 2, 2016 at 16:02:14
In my #1, I assumed Dawie meant this one:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

But yes, better make sure we are certain which one it was.

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#4
May 2, 2016 at 16:38:28
mmm... that's quite an old post... so who knows (only "The Phantom" knows - and he ain't tellng)?

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#5
May 2, 2016 at 16:56:32
If you copy the files from the E HDD to a folder on your desktop, Do you get the same error?

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#6
May 3, 2016 at 06:59:40
Thanks for responding. Yes it is doing the same when I try to copy to my C drive.The old problem is still around. Black screen with 3 options how to boot up plus option to go to last good status. This is definately a problem with my 2nd internal HD. You guys will remember I fell ill with flu and couldn't continue but I feel fine now.

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#7
May 3, 2016 at 08:10:24
OK, I've input on that other post.

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#8
May 5, 2016 at 06:00:41
Yes Derek I'm still working on the 3 sites you suggested. I have tried Malwarebites and still need to look into the other two. But it is definitely a problem on my other drive, drive E because when I disable it the cp switches on without a problem.

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#9
May 5, 2016 at 07:00:07
I could be the E drive itself. I assume you can't beg or borrow another one to try.

If there is not important data on it maybe it would allow you to reformat it (right click drive). It might fix it.

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#10
May 5, 2016 at 08:00:42
I'm a little konphused as to where/how the E drive is connected. Is it an external usb drive (in its own case); or is it actually physically installed into the computer.

As you mention an E drive then presumably there is also a D drive somewhere - another physical drive (installed wherever) or is D an extended partition etc. on the first physical hard drive with C partition (drive)?

Presumably everything "was" OK until - when? What happened immediately prior to the problem as posted earlier?

And to clarify (at least for me...) - with the drive E disconnected physically (i.e. not attached via its ribbon cable, and power too if physically installed into the computer, or not attached via usb if external) - the system boots OK?

Very long shot... what does the bios show in terms of drives, and boot order etc.?

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#11
May 5, 2016 at 08:51:02
Thanks guys. I think my problem has been resolved...I hope so. I have disabled a few weird items in Via config and then ran a full scan with AVG and...walla! It started up correctly the very first time, no I'm lying. I must add halfway through the first startup I heard a "click" and the screen went black and the Pc restarted on its own. I'll start it up again and see how it goes. Yes my E HD is internally connected via a Sata cable and D Drive is the Dvd player. Hold thumbs guys and thanks for your inputs. Highly appreciated.

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#12
May 5, 2016 at 10:04:53
Aha, I thought it was USB because of this in your original post:
"external E HDD ".

Keep us posted.

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