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 Seagate 500gb external hard drive 0x8007045D I/O device error Forum Wd hard drive I/O device error Forum Cant access external hard drive i/o device error Forum I/O device error on WD external hard drive Forum I/O Device Error Segate External Hard Drive Forum I/o device error hard drive solve Forum Cant access external hard drive i/o device error Forum SolvedInternal storage drive stops working (I/O device error, explorer.exe error, valid win32 application error) Forum F500 notebook SATA hard drive, no IDE device found error Forum Solvedi/o device error pen drive Forum SolvedDrive dismounting, becoming inaccessible, throwing "I/O device error" at me Forum estern Digital external USB Hard Disc 1TB showing I/O device error and not accessible. Forum Solved2TB WD External Hard Drive I/O Error Forum WD External Hard Drive I/O Error Forum cannot format usb disk drive because of I/O device error Forum I/o device error on my 250Gb external hard disk(Freeagent) Forum I/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk(Freeagent) Forum I/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk(Freeagent) Forum I/o device error usb drive Forum I/o device error on my 500Gb external hard disk(Freeagent) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !