CD-ROM I/O Device Error is a common error message with CD-ROM drive. The error can be caused by two reasons:
- 1. Disc is corrupted.
- 2. Transfer mode is not supported by CD-ROM drive or has beed changed.
Due to above reasons, following methods could help you resolve the problem.
Method one: Check about the disc.
- 1. Restart your computer.
- 2. Open the CD-ROM drive and insert the disc.
- 3. See if the disc inserted could be read by drive or not?
- 4. Take the disc out of the drive and see if it can be read in a different computer.
- 5. Insert a different disk into the drive on your computer and see if it can be accessed by the drive. If the disc is not being read correctly there may be a problem with the CD-ROM drive.
Method two: Change Transfer Mode of the IDE Channel
- 1. Right click My Computer on desktop.
- 2. Choose Properties.
- 3. Then select Device Manager.
- 4. Click on the “+” sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers to view the available controllers. Right-click on the Secondary IDE Channel and select “Properties” from the context menu.
- 5. Click the Advanced Settings tab and then click the down arrow next to Transfer Mode under Device 0. Select “PIO Only” and then click the “OK” button.
- 6. Close the Computer Management Window and then insert the disc in the drive and see if it can be read.
Method Three: Try an auto-fix tool registry cleaner to fix the problem automatically. A lot of people recommend this program to resolve this issue.
- Download and install registry cleaner.
- Start the program, and on the interface click Start Scan button.
- After scanning, click Repair All button.