How to Get Rid of I/O Device Error Message


I/O error message is always given by a storage device that is connected to your computer. If you get this error message with  your computer, this may be confusing. And you don’t know how to fix the problem. If this error message appears when you attempt to access the files on an input/output device, such as an external hard drive. The reasons can be included as the following ones:


  • the file system on the drive could be damaged.
  • the drive could be infected with a viru.
  • the data connector inside the device enclosure could have come loose.
  • the problem is caused by registry errors.


From the reasons we know, this problem is not difficult to fix if you locate them one by one.
First, if your file system on the drive is damaged, you can format the drive to fix the problem. But you may encounter one problem this time-file loss. The files will disappear from your hard drive after formatting.
Second, If your drive is infected with virus, you can clean your drive with an anti-virus software. Connect the external hard drive to the computer. Run an antivirus program. Click the “Scan” tab or button, then click “Custom.” Uncheck all items in the list except for the drive letter assigned to the external drive.
Third, if the connection is loose or not correct, you can reconnect to have a try. This may fix the problem very easily.
Fourth, the registry problem is a bit difficult to fix if it is the reason. You need to use a registry cleaner, because the problem is difficult to fix by yourself. Registry cleaner is a common tool to clean your system and fix computer or hard disk problems. If you want to ask me which registry cleaner is best, I will recommend SmartPCFixer. SmartPCFixer is famous among computer users. Every day, many people will search goole for SmartPCFixer and download to their computers.
  • 1. Download SmartPCFixer here: SmartPCFixer
  • 2. Install it and do a scanning of your PC.
  • 3. Then fix the problem after scanning.