The “I/O Device Error” appears in your computer screen when your computer find it hard to read the data that are required when installing a program of copying data from your DVD or CD drive.
This issue usually results when Windows attempts using a transfer mode which your CD driver doesn’t recognize or use. To get rid off this issue, you should change the transfer mode setting in the IDE channel properties.
- Right Click On My Computer>Manage
- Computer Management Window appears and click on Device Manager
- On the right side, click on IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
- Right click your drive from the expanded menu> Properties>Advance Settings.
- In Device 1, explore the dropdown menu and choose PIO only.
- Lastly, exit all the windows after clicking on “OK”.
In case this doesn’t solve your issue as your requirement, you’ll require going back again using the procedure mentioned above and change the “Device 1” back to “DMA if available”. Likewise, in the Transfer Mode, choose PIO instead of Device 0.
For your kind information, the Device 0 and the Device 1 is the Primary and secondary IDE Channel respectively.
After changing your setting, ensure that you restart your computer so that your system recognizes the entire changes you’ve made earlier. Now the odds are that your device should work properly, but if not, you better consult to your nearest yet trusted computer technician.