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16GB USB not Working. I/O Device Error

lukemcfc
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Was it working OK before? Has it got data on it? If it was ok and now it's not, and you've tried different ports, its toast.

Hi,

 

My USB will not work and it gives me an I/O Device error every time I try to open it.

Please look at the attached screenshot.

 

Kind Regards,

Luke

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Was it working OK before? Has it got data on it? If it was ok and now it's not, and you've tried different ports, its toast.

Probably gaming or helping technophobes with tech...

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What "USB" means? USB port? USB device? Pendrive? External HDD? If it's external HDD - try to connect to rear port directly to mainboard - some of them doesn't like long cable connections.

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2 minutes ago, userzero said:

Was it working OK before? Has it got data on it? If it was ok and now it's not, and you've tried different ports, its toast.

It was working perfectly fine, I have tried it on my MacBook, my PC, my spare PC and my Surface Pro 2, all give the same error, I have no important data on it, only backups.

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2 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

What "USB" means? USB port? USB device? Pendrive? External HDD? If it's external HDD - try to connect to rear port directly to mainboard - some of them doesn't like long cable connections.

USB Pendrive.

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When I try to do chkdsk it says cannot open volume for direct access

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2 minutes ago, chiller15 said:

Have you tried it in a different USB port?

I have tried it in 5 different computers.

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1 minute ago, lukemcfc said:

I have tried it in 5 different computers.

In that case I would assume that the drive is dead and needs replacing. USB drives and external hard drives are notoriously flaky.

Stop and think a second, something is more than nothing.

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Okay thanks for the help guys, I will mark this as solved.

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Make sure in future to go for well known brands for pen drives, and try not to bash them about toooo much.

Probably gaming or helping technophobes with tech...

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