I/O Device Error
Your Windows PC reports an I/O device error? It's very important to know the cause before you take further measures. Attingo recovers data from hard drives with I/O device errors on a regular basis.
Attingo recovers daily data from the following storage media with I/O errors:
Common causes for I/O device errors
If Windows reports an I/O (input/output) device error , this means that the data carrier (hard drive, SSD, memory card, USB stick, CD/DVD) has malfunctions during the reading and/or writing access. I/O errors occur during the ongoing operating, while you work on a file or run a program.
The most common causes are:
- defective sectors (bad blocks)
- damaged write/read heads
- faulty modules in the service area
- File system error (under Linux)
- damaged data cable
- SATA or USB interface is damaged
Next steps after data loss induced by an I/O error
- Don't apply power to the device anymore in order to prevent consequential damage and increase the chances of a successful data rescue.
- Please tell us what kind of data carrier is affected (hrd drive, SSD, memory card, USB stick, CD/DVD), the exact model number or model name and caapcity of your data carrier.
- We advise you on our diagnosis services and the data rescue process. For an express data rescue our staff is available all around the clock.
- Take a look at our packaging tips so your device arrives at our clean room laboratories safely.