I/O Device error

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Ok when i try to open my music files, they wont open and i get a sign pop up saying I/O Device error.
I have a windows Vista. Also it has been running slow recently and freezing, Ive ran virus checks and scanned my laptop but it says there are no viruses. Anyone know how i can view my music files? Or sort it out?

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I am using a Maxtor One Touch External hard drive. I put files on it, could move or copy most of them. Some of the larger files gave me a device i/o error or an data error (cyclic redundancy check).
I tried this and it worked, can move or copy all of the files.
chkdsk e: /r
(e=Maxtor external hard drive).
If your files are on your internal drive, type that drive letter instead.
try it.......I stumbled upon this fix, and it totally did the trick!!!!
Also this would fix read errors I would think, as per your question.
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