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[SOLVED] Warning - The IO operation at logical block address for Disk was retried.

April 16th, 2016 by Andrea Matesi 6951 Views

 

Someday my Event Viewer started throwing me warnings as follows:

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The IO operation at logical block address 3b9e1628 for Disk 1 was retried.

The above error seems due to a timeout while reading (or writing) data to "Disk 1".

Since then, my Event Viewer –> Windows Logs –> System, got flooded!

Broken disk?! Nope...

 

How to match Disk No. to "System" Event Viewer.

BTW, which hdd is “Disk 1”?

After a fast search, technet pointed me to the following post:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserveressentials/thread/87f7768d-97e7-475a-81d5-5b6b8f6c913d

The technet poster says that you can match “Disk 1” by browsing to the following key (on “regedit”):

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\disk\Enum

In my case I found a list of REG_SZ as follows:

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As I said, the Warning seems due to a timeout.

I discovered 2 possible solutions to fix the issue.

 

1.“bcdedit /set disabledynamicktick yes”-Solution.

First, I tried what documented at the following address:

From:”http://roger.dilsner.com/windows-8-error-the-io-operation-at-logical-block-address-for-disk-was-retried/”:

  1. Running the command prompt as admin
  2. bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes
  3. Reboot the computer.
  • In my case, setting “bcdedit /set disabledynamicktick yes” solved my issue.

 

2.“HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\
Services\Disk\
TimeOutValue”-Solution.

If bcdedit didn't solve your error, then you may wish to increase the “TimeOutValue” from the registry, as documented at the following address:”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2806730”:

To set the disk.sys TimeOutValue value, follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk
  3. Locate TimeOutValue.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  5. In the Value data box, type the desired number of seconds.
  6. Exit Registry Editor.

The Microsoft Support article suggests to set the TimeOutValue:”no greater than 20 to 30 seconds”.

You are welcome to share what worked for you!

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[SOLVED] Warning - The IO operation at logical block address for Disk was retried.
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2 responses to “[SOLVED] Warning - The IO operation at logical block address for Disk was retried.”

  1. You can just go to Disk Management in Computer Management to match Disk No to a more friendly description.

  2. GBNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks you you are a disk saver. I thought my external hdd was failing on me when my file transfer was intermittently stopping. Anyway I used the first option you suggested and it works.
    Thanks again.

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