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Obsidian | Level 7

Hi Everyone

I am running desktop SAS 9.4, EG 7.11 on a Windows 10 laptop with 12 GB memory and plugged into a USB 3.0 64 GB flashdrive (currently 30 GB free). I have used the flashdrive for some time now, but Win 10 is new along with an increase in memory from 4 to 12 GB.


I keep getting the below error for I/O error in the below data step. This flashdrive has been great in the past, so it shouldn't be an issue. Any ideas?


Also, I use the same flashdrive with the same laptop for other programs yesterday and it was fine. This error happens periodically.




data vg2q2016b (rename=entity_idall=entity_id) ;
set vg.vg2q2016b;
drop gdocket gdocket entity_id1 entity_id2 entity_id3 entity_id4;


ERROR: Windows error code: 1117 in hc_disk_normal_read for E:\files\VGExtract\vg2q2016b.sas7bdat, The request could not be
performed because of an I/O device error.
ERROR: File VG.VG2Q2016B.DATA is damaged. I/O processing did not complete.

Super User

The flash drive may have developed problems. I would look at system tools for diagnsis.

Can you copy the file using windows tools to a folder on your harddrive?

Obsidian | Level 7

That is a good thought about the hard drive--I will try that. I thought about running it from the network drive here, but that slows things down dramatically, but the hard drive may not.





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