Articles & News
Graphics & Displays
Tom's IT Pro
Login | Sign Up
The authority on tech
The request could not be performed because of an i/o device error"HELP
Mar 20, 2012, 12:39 AM
i just purchased a new HDD from newegg, a western digital 1tb sata 2 caviar black
after i installed it in the case into one of the sata 2 ports windows would not boot, it would get stuck on the windows logo screen,
so i tried plugging the drive into a different sata port, my other sata 3 port, after i did this windows booted just fine
after i got booted a notification popped up saying "installing device drivers" that went smoothly and said "device is ready to use"
so then i went into disk management so i could initialize and format the drive for use
after clicking initialize and choosing (either MBR or GPT) i got this error
"the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error"
what is the cause of this error and how can i get it resolved so i can use my drive
or is the drive DOA
here is my build
CM 212 evo
ocz agility 3 (boot)
seagate barracuda 200gb
ocz modxstream 750W
any help will be much appreciated, thank you
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
request performed device error help
Mar 20, 2012, 1:10 AM
DOA I would presume!
Mar 20, 2012, 1:24 AM
im thinking the same, tech support was no help
they told me it may be faulty as well
Which device to what SATA port?
SATA Port 0 Device Error! Help!
1T WD Elements SE I/O Device Error
My passport device an I/O error
Issue with SATA ports 3-6 on a Foxconn H67MP
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
Get the answer
Mar 20, 2012, 1:26 AM
I am presuming that the other drives are working fine so I would RMA!
Mar 20, 2012, 1:36 AM
other drives are working just fine, and i tryed plugging the thing into every other available sata port with no success
time to RMA, i love paying money to have faulty equipment replaced
Mar 28, 2012, 2:12 AM
Best answer selected by weedn.
Ask a new question
AHCI port0 device error
W2k Inaccessible Boot Device after copying to new hd
SATA Drive Stopped Working - Cannot Initialize
He request could not be performed because of an i/o device error
AHCI Port 0 Device error Win7 64 Bit
Boot_Device Led when installing Hard Drives
Help: getting error on my new Western Digital wd2500ks disk
SATA drive not detected at all.
Secondary SATA drive not recognized
WD Caviar Black SATA III issue
SATA 2.0 and 3.0
I/O Device Error with Card Reader
2TB Hard Drive won't work on Marvell 6GB SATA port
Reboot and select proper boot device.
Subscribe to our newsletter
icon arrow stem circle
About Tom's Hardware
Licensing and Reprints
Other Shopsavvy sites
© 2017 Purch All Rights Reserved.