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I/O Device Error

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March 14, 2012 7:21:53 AM

Hello,
I don't know what caused it but lately when i try to do things with large files like compress them in a WinRAR file, it will say that the request could not be completed because of an I/O device error. What does this mean and how do i fix this?
This is not an external harddrive problem.

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a b G Storage
March 14, 2012 8:33:58 AM

The drive hosting the files you are trying to compress has the problem.
If this is the external drive you mentioned then you may be mistaken.
Run a disk check on the drive to see if any errors are reported, then try again.
If you are not using a power cable on external drive you should do so.
Try using a different USB cable to connect drive.
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March 14, 2012 9:09:36 AM

sorry for the miswording, i meant that im not using an external harddrive
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a b G Storage
March 14, 2012 10:09:53 AM

Check the Event Viewer to see if the error is in fact coming from the drive.
Then you should do the checkdisk on the hard drive.
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March 16, 2012 12:03:15 AM

I ran check disk but im not sure what im supposed to be looking for
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a b G Storage
March 16, 2012 5:40:59 AM

You should be looking for any errors in the report after the check is done.
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