Disk I/O Error

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WiredBrain, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    I received a 'Disk I/0 Error' message. Is this a software or hardware error ?

    I want to put the above mentioned hdd as the second hdd so that I can move the data to a new hdd. Anything that I need to know or cautioned of ?
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    test the drive with the makers test tool. i/o error is a sign the drive is dying.
     
  3. LeeJend

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    Probably hardware. It could be IDE controller on MB, cables or HD. If the drive is SMART capable enable smart in bios and run the drive manufacturers diag utility.

    Sometimes Windows will not like seeing 2 Boot drives in the computer. If that happens boot from floppy using drive manufacturers utility disk or partition magic.
     
  4. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    Where can I find the diag utility ?
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    read my post, the makers test tool, so you need to go to the 'makers' website and download the 'test tool'

    i could tell you where to go, but you never post any details. so its really really hard to help you.
     
  6. WiredBrain

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    I'll try to find the address of the manufacturer's website but will I be prompted to choose between the 2 hdd when starting the pc ?
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yes, the diag tool will ask you which drive you want to test.

    It could also be a slightly loose cable. It's happened.