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I/O subsystem driver error

By tlcordova ·
I am trying to get a pc to start. Not sure how problem occurred, but upon booting, the Windows 98 will not open because of an error that reads you either have a corrupt I/O subsystem driver or not enough system memory. I ran scandisk and it found no corrupt files. Should I add more RAM? Is there another workaround to get into Safe Mode and delete some files? I deleted the temp files via dos, but no help.

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by Jamie Schnabel In reply to I/O subsystem driver erro ...

I would start with the network card. remove the drivers. Boot up and see if you get the same error. Download the latest driver for the card and boot again.

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by TheChas In reply to I/O subsystem driver erro ...

I would not add RAM at this point.

You may have bad RAM though, so swapping in new RAM might be worth trying.

How much RAM does the PC have?
One common source of the insufficient RAM message is having too much RAM.
There is a bug in the core W9X code that can cause problems with more than 511MB of RAM.

The bug is VERY configuration dependent.

Chas

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