Mac OS X Partition Failure Input Output Error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marshcl, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. marshcl 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. Michael Smith macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    The most likely cause of the error you're seeing is drive or cable failure.
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006

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