Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

I/o error/parameter incorrect on external HDD

Last response: in Storage
Share
May 2, 2010 6:48:45 PM

Having a problem with a western digital external hard drive. Basically I can't access. When I click on it I get either an i/o error or it says the parameter is incorrect. The drive appears in my computer. The drive spins up. I am unable to right click on it to perform chkdsk and when I do it through command i get a chkdsk error.

Any thoughts on a fix?
May 2, 2010 10:24:16 PM

So i ran malware bytes on it and removed a bunch of stuff. I also ran a short smart scan which failed. I am in the process of running an extended smart scan now
m
0
l
a b G Storage
May 3, 2010 1:22:31 AM

Maybe try plugging it into another port?
m
0
l
June 22, 2010 9:28:40 PM

get an open source format tool
since its open source, it can format things windows would say is an error
at least, i think it would work...
m
0
l
!