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Old 08-07-2011, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Local Disk is not Accesible, I/O Device Error.

A week ago, my computer crashed from a bad Mobo. I got a new computer up and running, and everything is good with that.

But my old boot disk, when I hook it up as a slave and try to access the files, it comes up with "D:\ is not accesible. The request could not be preformed because of an I/O device error."

Can't find anything out on other forums, and there is no way I can wipe. ( I absolutely need the files on this drive.)

Is there anway to obtain the files off this disk, maybe a program of the sort. I don't care if th edisk works aftwards or not, just need the files.

Thanks in advanced.

Edit: If it helps, the computer doesn't even pick up the drives size. 0kb free of 0kb total space.
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Default Re: Local Disk is not Accesible, I/O Device Error.

Get a Ubuntu Live-CD. Boot off it. Do not install Ubuntu, but choose you want to try it. See if that detects it at all.
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Hope it works, thanks I'll try it later tonight.

If not, I'll probably just send it to a specialty shop and hope for the best.

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Happened to my HDD with all my movies on it. I was able to back up most of the movies (sans about 30 of them or so) with the Ubuntu LiveCD; but the other files were located in bad sectors and couldn't be repaired.

You can try running a chkdsk /r on it from command prompt in Windows (Start > Run > cmd (if running Windows Vista/7, you can just type cmd in the start search box, right click, run as administrator). Then type in this:
chkdsk d: /f /r

Let it run (do this after you backed up all you can).

You may also want to try running the diagnostic program and/or boot disc that your HDD manufacturer provides (e.g. SeaGate provides SeaTools, in either a Windows-based program, or DOS-based bootable program).
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