Memory Card Input / Output Error Repair

"I have some problem with my memory card for my cell phone. I am unable to access the memory card or read any data. I connected the memory card to my computer, but it said I/O device error when I attempted to access the memory card. My computer runs under Windows XP operating system and it reported the error message like 'the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error'. Can anybody tell me what is wrong with my memory card? How can I recover photos from memory card that has I/O device error?"

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Useful Methods to Fix I/O Error on Memory Card

Memory card I/O device error can be caused by many reasons such as virus attack, bad sectors and more. Here are some common ways which can help repair I/O device error on your memory card:

1. Check and repair bad sectors on memory card
You can connect your memory card to your computer and open 'This PC', right click your memory card -> the properties. Then, you can click Error-checking button to check and repair possible bad sectors on the memory memory card

2. Format memory card
Another solution for memory card input / out error fixing is to format memory card. You can full format or quick format memory card to repair I/O error on the card.diskpart to format raw to ntfs

3. Run anti-virus software
If your memory card says I/O error due to virus infection, you need to run antivirus software to erase viruses from the card.

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Free Data Recovery When Memory Card Shows I/O Device Error

I/O refers to input / out, which can occur on your memory card and prevent you access or write any data on the memory card. How to fix data loss caused by memory card error? If you want to access the memory card without losing any file, you need to use data recovery software to perform data recovery.

iCare Data Recovery Pro Free is totally free to help recover 1GB files from memory card when it says input / out error and becomes unreadable. You can recover files from memory card within about 3 steps:

download data recovery software

Step1. Download, install and run iCare Data Recovery. Then, you can select a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Choose the memory card so that the software can scan it for lost files.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview the found pictures and then you can recover all kinds of files in batch.

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iCare Data Recovery supports free CF card recovery, SD card recovery, XD card recovery, micro SD card recovery, etc when any memory card shows I/O device error.

Common Error Messages about I/O Device Error

When a memory card reports I/O device error, you are unable read data from the card or write any file to the card. Instead, you may receive some error message whenever you attempt to copy, delete or write any data. Here are some common I/O device error messages:

  • The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error
  • Only part of a readprocessmemory or writeprocessmemory request was completed

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