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


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #1

    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 ?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #2

    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.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Can u teach me how to backup the file .
    Since I don't even can open the data inside.
    And how to test~
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    richc46 said:
    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~
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    richc46 said:
    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)
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 7,063
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #6

    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.
    Last edited by jumanji; 19 Jun 2014 at 04:08.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Finally i send my hard disk to warranty and need two month repairs thanks for help =)
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #8

    You are very welcome. A defective hard drive is very common. Glad that we helped you find out in time.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
       #9

    collin0426 said:
    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 :))
      My Computer


 

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