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Windows 7: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

27 Sep 2013   #1
tzakuzi

Windows 8 64bit
 
 
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

I had a 1TB WD Mypassport but having problem with corrupt Master Boot Record
Tried to repair my external hard drive using

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot


but i got this error message

"The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

any other alternatives?

OS: windows 8


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27 Sep 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi tzakuzi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

A fundamental question: What made you to decide that you have a problem with corrupt master boot record? What was the effect of such " corrupt master boot record" that made you sit up and take any corrective measure?

Is your external HDD not accessible?

Was it accessible before?

Have you tried it on other USB ports?

Have you changed the cable and tried?

Have you tried that HDD on any other PC and with what result?

If your ext HDD shows up Windows Disk Management, please post a screenshot.

I know, too many questions . But let us get a complete picture.

( If your PC has Windows 8 64bit, why did you not raise the query in Windows 8 Forum?)
A missed question added now. Do other external drives work on the machine?
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28 Sep 2013   #3
tzakuzi

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

I have already tried it on other Desktops, but it didn't worked out. yes it worked before
this what happens after it didn't work out.
After Plug it in on my other desktop OS is "Windows XP"
after waiting to load, I opened the IDM tray icon, then suddenly the Explorer freezes
while the External HDD started autoplay. I canceled it
then unplugged the external hard drive w/o safely removing it. (well ofcourse i can't safely remove it)

then theirs error popping up. and then when I plugged it again it doesn't detect anymore.
I have also tried other cable still the same,

the model is WD mypassport it has different HD when I opened so I can't directly mount on a SATA cable.
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28 Sep 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You still haven't answered the fundamental question what made you think it is a problem with a corrupted MBR and try to rectify it?

Anyway, install Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 on your Windows 8 desktop.

Plug in only your problem external drive, run Partition Wizard and post a screenshot to examine how your external drive shows up in it.

If it shows as RAW, then you will run Partition Recovery Wizard to check whether it restores your partition.

If it does not help try rewrite MBR in it.

Let us see how things go.
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30 Nov 2014   #5
kifah

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
I have same problem in my external HD but with beeps

when i put my ext HD (WD My passport) it is beeps continuously for about a minute, and disk partion doesn't appear in the explorer. I have opened "Disk management window" it's showed me that the HD need to be initialized i tried to initialize it but it showed me error message "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".
could you help me please?
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04 Dec 2014   #6
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

looks very much like a dead drive
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30 Jan 2015   #7
az0

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
"the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".

I cannot get my external portable usb hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent Go 1 TB) to initialize. I get the message: "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error". Sounds like I have a similar issue. Also, I don't have any beeps. Thanks
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