Unable to initialise ide hard drive / i/o device error Tags: Hard Drives USB Adapter Devices Storage Last response: November 18, 2010 6:09 AM in Storage Share johnseffs November 17, 2010 1:57:37 PM Hi i am Unable to initialise ide hard drive / i/o device error. I am usind a ide/usb adapter. This is connected to a laptop with win 7 home premium. The adapter is compatable with the os but the drive is not showing up in my computer. Really need help with this as i want to recover some pics from the old IDE. Thanks More about : unable initialise ide hard drive device error jsc a b G Storage November 17, 2010 4:01:57 PM Cable the drive up to a desktop system. Then download the pictures to a thumb drive. johnseffs November 18, 2010 6:09:46 AM Thanks for the reply, so the ide/sata to usb cable is rendered useless? I will try it in a desktop...would i need to set the (jumper) on the IDE to cable select or master for it to show alongside my primary SATA? Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRecovery of data from portable hard drive with i/o error ForumIDE I/O error ForumVista unable to initialise IDE HDD on external USB kit. ForumF500 notebook SATA hard drive , no IDE device found error ForumSeagate 500gb external hard drive 0x8007045D I/O device error ForumWd hard drive I/O device error ForumI/O device error on WD external hard drive ForumI/O Device Error Segate External Hard Drive ForumI/o device error hard drive solve ForumCant access external hard drive i/o device error ForumI/O Device Error Segate External Hard Drive ForumI get an error \'The request could not be performed because of an I/O error \'. I ForumI/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk(Freeagent) ForumI/O device error on WD external hard drive ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumNotebook Hard Drive Replacement Forum2.5" notebook hard drive Forum[Solved] Which hard drive?????? Forum[Solved] Inpage error ForumWestern digital WD600 USB drive beep More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !