How to fix the error “Unable to request due to an I / O device error” in Windows

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Many of us have happened to be on the PC and I / O device error appears. Although it sounds strange, it is a quite common mistake and it's not the end of our computer's life.

Nobody likes getting an error message from the device I/ O when it comes to ours computer or device common use since all our files are on it.

That our computer has an I / O device error does not mean that our removable hard drives have been ruined or rendered useless, so it does not mean that all fillet that were on them have been lost.



What is it and how to identify the error of the I / O device? "

Before solving the problem, it is important to know that the I / O device error occurs when the Windows operating system detects a hard drive error while transferring or sharing files.

The device error I / O sounds rather strange, this is because it is short for " input and output “, So the operating system cannot perform an action to input and output data from a drive.

In other words, the I / O device error means that a Windows storage error and does not receive a copy to store or read its files.

To take any action to correct the I / O device error, is important to make sure it is this error that appears on our computer.

You can confirm that it is this error when in Windows we see message boxes such as “The request could not be made due to an error in the I / O device”.



How to fix the I / O device error?

I / O device error is pretty annoying and more common than you might think, so there are several methods  to solve it, all quite simple.

Method 1: It consists of checking the USB connections. The hardware problem could be the USB connection of the computer, for example we can test the external hd cable in the different ports of the PC. If the error persists, we can look for another computer such as a laptop or another CPU to try connecting the cable and see if the problem comes from their connection.

Method 2: update the drivers. We can try to update or reinstall the drivers as the I / O device error can be caused because the Windows version must be updated.

To verify this we enter the device of the administrator, then we will click on the drive, press accept to expand and then find the driver that has the problem, once we find it we update it.

Method 3: if the error persists, we can finally try to fix it via the command prompt and the command " cheak disk ". In the search bar of the computer we will write “Cmd”, we will click on run as administrator.

In the screen that will appear we will position “chkdsk (the letter attributed to our hard drive):  / f / r / x “, We press enter and Windows will start an analysis and repair of the disk, with this the error of the I / O device will be resolved.


How to recover my files

If in the middle of the process to resolve the I / O device error, an important file was deleted or it just doesn't show up on our computer anymore, there is a fairly easy way to get it back.


There are a number of programs that are aimed at help us recover files that we have lost due to errors in our hard drive, such as the I / O device error.


Recorveryit recovery is a professional program that we can download from Google, with which we can data quickly, easily and completely safely. The program is quite intuitive and easy to use.

Once downloaded, we just have to click on it and then on the device that contained the file we want to recover. Simply clicking on "start" will start the recovery process, which you get through one scan through which we can see and classify the recovered files.

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