Tsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
I have an external hard drive. i got my new computer yesterday and when i hooked the external hard drive to my computer it worked fine and i was able to view some stuff i saved to it. but then i pulled the cord out(the usb cable for the external drive before i safely turned the computer off) then later on when i plugged it back in it seems like it wont load to my computer. and when i go to "my computer" and click on the drive for the external one which is f, it says there was an error and there was a I/O device error and its inacessible. what does that mean? the lights on the external drive keep blinking.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1979 times:
It sounds like either the controller or the drive itself might be damaged.
Try going into Disk Manager (right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Manager) and see if the drive is registering there, if it is then run a Disk Check on it to verify the filesystem. If it doesnt show up, you have issues.
DeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
Before you unplug youre external hard drive, you should click on the little icon on your task bar: safely remove Hardware (a little green arrow).
It is recommended although you have a USB plug. I have a Trekstor and it tells you to do that.
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