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    I\O Subsystem driver failure

    I have an Aptiva EQ1 with AMD K6 233Mhz and 32 mg ram.

    My problem is whenever I start the pc I get the following message and can only reboot and start in safe mode.

    While initializing device IOS
    Error: An IO subsystem driver failed to load
    Either a file in the .iosubsys subdirectory is corrupt ot the system is low on memory.

    Can anyone suggest a solution???

    Thanks in advance
    Dax


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    Re: I\O Subsystem driver failure

    Try to run Scandisk:
    1. Press Shift-F5 during bootup or from bootup menu, choose Command Prompt Only (option 6)
    2. From C prompt type SCANDISK and hit Enter.
    3. When prompted to rum surface scan, click YES
    4. Accept all fixes (you can skip Undo files creation).

    If problem persists, you can replase files in IOSUBSYS folders with new copies from CABs on your installation CD, or reinstall Windows.

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    Re: I\O Subsystem driver failure

    Check out this post from the Microsoft KB. It sounds like what you're looking for.<A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q225497>KB Article</A>

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    Re: I\O Subsystem driver failure

    Thanks everyone. Kaplinb I did run scandisk but it didn't help.
    Dragon3303 yes the KB information was spot on and has fixed the problem

    Thanks again
    Dax


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