Jump to content

Memory stick shows I/O device error


Recommended Posts

I have 2 new memory sticks (From Computer Active magazine).. They will not work on my PC or my laptop. I have checked them on 2 other machines and they work with no problems.

Sometimes my Computer does not even find them, other times, I get the message as above.

I am on windows XP home


Many thanks if you can tell me what to do - in simple terms, please. I am not very experienced

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Following up on my own idea below, I disabled CDROM autorun in the

Registry. Now I can get as far as seeing the root directory of the USB

stick. If I try to open any file or subfolder, I get the i/o error.


The USB stick appears the same in Disk Management as described below.

I can do a shutdown - safely remove hardware on the stick without any

problem once I close the i/o error message window.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.