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Computer can't open flash drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    Computer can't open flash drive


    When I plug one of my flash drives into my USB port I get this message F:/is not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. Anyone know how to fix this problem? I tried a few of the methods I found on the Net but nothing worked. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Most likely the drive has failed and needs to be replaced. This is not at all unusual for these devices. Be sure you understand that these devices are unsuitable for primary storage of important files and should be used primarily as a transport media.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Thanks, I thought it might be dead I'll get a new one.
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Computer can't open flash drive
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