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Windows 7: Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

18 Jun 2014   #1
collin0426

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?


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18 Jun 2014   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.
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18 Jun 2014   #3
collin0426

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Can u teach me how to backup the file .
Since I don't even can open the data inside.
And how to test~
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18 Jun 2014   #4
collin0426

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.
Can u teach me how to backup the file .
Since I don't even can open the data inside.
And how to test~
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18 Jun 2014   #5
collin0426

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.
Can u teach me how to backup the file,since i can't open the data like normal now~
And how to test my hard disk ( wetern digital)
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19 Jun 2014   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try the external HDD on another working machine and check whether it works.

In case it works, post haste copy all the data into another external drive.

For the present post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management. ( Please remove all other external HDDs and flash drives. Only your problem drive connected.)

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Please hide the Console Tree and Action Panel by clicking on the icons in the top tool bar so that we get a full screen view with all information.

Here is a case when the OP with the same problem, found it worked on another PC Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

May be ladyluck will smile on you too (whether I smile or not). Let us see.
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20 Jun 2014   #7
collin0426

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Finally i send my hard disk to warranty and need two month repairs thanks for help =)
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20 Jun 2014   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are very welcome. A defective hard drive is very common. Glad that we helped you find out in time.
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20 Jun 2014   #9
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by collin0426 View Post
Finally i send my hard disk to warranty [..]
Hopefully u haven't sent it yet, because 99% you will NOT get back any of your old data (in case you needed it :))
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