can not initialize external hard it says I/O error device?
Disk management shows a drive # 1 unknown initialized for the hard drive. I tried to initialize the drive I/O error device pop up .
- Laurence ILv 73 years ago
the disk may have bad sectors. anyway you should be using the hard drive makers utilities to diagnose the fault.
- Sasha WhitefurLv 73 years ago
Make sure the drive is securely connected to the computer, or try a different cable.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 73 years ago
may need to be formatted ... not sure as your description is sorely lacking in details
- Norm FLv 73 years ago
I/O error is Input/Output error. This is an error in the hard drive or in your case as its external could be in the external case electronics. So get a new case if that does not cure it change the hard drive