Restore Data After Hard Drive I/O Error

REMO Recover software provides total solution for fixing I/O device error on hard drive or any external storage device, to safely restore all data in just a few simple clicks. The tool supports all latest versions of Windows and Mac OS X.

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Recover Data from Hard Drive with IO Device Error

Help! Hard drive I / O error, how to fix?

“Hi, I have a 465 GB hard drive as a second hard drive that is used for storing vital files. I haven’t backed up any of these files. It shows up in Windows explorer and Disk Management. But, when I try to access its files, it is giving me an error saying “the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error”. Is there any way to fix the issue and restore my data?”

The easiest solution to recover data from hard drive with I/O device error

When you have vital data stored in the hard drive and are unable to access the hard drive due to I/O device error, simply use Remo Recover tool to retrieve data from it in a safe way. No matter what causes I/O device error, you will figure out how to restore files from inaccessible drive with ease. The tool enables you to recover documents, videos, images and more from the HDD which shows I/O error.

Outstanding features of Remo Recover software

Remo Recover is a self-explanatory utility which gives complete guidance throughout the data recovery process, so that even a novice user with less technical skills, can operate it without any difficulty. The software is safe to use as it works in read-only mode, and thus original data is kept intact during the entire recovery process. It supports fatal hardware error hard drive recovery having various file systems such as NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT.

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Tutorial to recover data from hard drive and fix I/O device error

Solution 1: Restore data after hard drive IO error

Download Remo Recover Pro Edition and install it on your system. Run the application and follow below steps to recover data from hard drive before fixing I/O device error.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and click on “Recover Drives” to recover data from hard drive with IO device error.

Select Recover Drives option to perform data recovery

Step 2: Select the location of your hard drive and hit the arrow key to start HDD I/O device error data recovery.

Select hard drive to restore files from it

Step 3: The software allows you to preview the list of all recoverable data files by means of “File Type View and Data View”.

Preview recovered data on hard drive

Step 4: Choose the destination location of your choice to save the recovered data and click on “Save” button.

Save recovered data back from hard drive

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Solution 2: Troubleshoot hard drive I/O device error

  • Make sure that all cables are connected properly
  • Change the transfer mode for the drive in IDE channel
  • Start the computer in a clean boot safe
  • Try to update your device drivers

Common symptoms of I/O hard drive error

An I/O device error usually happens on internal and external hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, pen drives while you are trying to read or write data. When hard drive or any device unexpectedly get I/O device error issue, you may receive three possible errors such as:

  • "Only part of a read process memory request was completed" or "Only part of a write process memory request was completed".
  • “The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
  • "I/O error 32", "I/O error 21" or the similar "I/O error + codes".

Possible reasons that cause I/O device errors

  • Windows is trying to use transfer mode that the hardware device cannot use
  • Hard drive you are trying to access is corrupted or damaged
  • Hard drive is incompatible with OS platform
  • Hard drive drivers are outdated or defective

Whatever might be the reasons behind I/O errors, you can easily fix it by finding the cause and recovering lost or erased data using Remo Recover software. It helps you retrieve data from corrupt hard disk after I/O error. 


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