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Windows 7: External HD problem.


07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
External HD problem.

Just got a 1 TB external hd manufactured by Western Digital (to be used as an external drive for storage).

My problem is that I cannot initialize it as either MBR or GTP, it simply says,

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

I have looked at my BIOS settings, and all seem to be good. ie. USB 2, I/O auto, etc.

I tried hooking it up to another computer that is running XP Pro 32-bit, and it did not recognize or register in the Disk Management of XP. So, I wasn't able to initialize and Format it using XP.

My Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit, recognizes the external hard drive, but I can't initialize or Format it.

Any solutions?


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07 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You cannot boot from an external drive, if that is what you are trying to do (MBR).

~Lordbob
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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not using it as anything but an external drive for Storage.
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07 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Ok. Plug in the drive, and it recognizes it right?

Click start and search "Computer Management" and then open Disk Management. Can you format from there?

~Lordbob
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07 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That's what I've been trying, but it says, "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
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07 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Could you try another USB port? If not, you may try re/installing the motherboard drivers.

~Lordbob
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08 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I brought it to where I bought the hard drive and case, and got them to initialize and format it for $ 10.00.

It works like a charm.
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