Mac OS X Partition Failure Input Output Error

Discussion in 'OS X' started by marshcl, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    The hard drive in my Mac crashed recently so I have installed new hardware and need to format the internal drive to re-install Leopard. But when I try to either erase or partition the drive from Disk Utility, I get the Partition Failure : Input/Output Error message. Can anyone provide any advice on a fix for this or is it a OS error that I can't get around?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    The most likely cause of the error you're seeing is drive or cable failure.
  3. macrumors 601


    Aug 29, 2006

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