I have a my book 1tb external hard drive and every time I try to initialize it I get an I/O error can anyone please tell me what this mean and how I can resolve it … it was used and given to me by a friend … my computer recognizes it and even gives me an icon of it but I cannot open it or view it and the disk management tells me its there but has no info on it other then it has a recovery partition and I cant even change that through cmd so I am kinda lost and appreciate any feed back thank you
I/O error usually means the drive is defective and needs to be replaced. However, I recommend you try writing zeroes to the drive using WD DLG.
If this does not work then it means the drive is dead.
ok how do I do that??
it tells me delete partition error