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iosubsys subdirectory is corrupt

By isdn ·
I have pentiume 300 MHz 32MB windows 95 install

I turn on the machine and now I got, "While initializing device IOS: Error: An I/O subsystem driver failed to load. Either a file in the .\iosubsys subdirectory is corrupt, or the system is low onmemory."

Any advice?

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by rcastellan In reply to iosubsys subdirectory is ...

Well from what you say its pretty obvious that a file within the iosubsys folder is corrupt. Put your win95 disk in the drive and go to a dos prompt. Direct it to the cd rom drive and type setup and hit enter. This will reinstall all missing and corrupted files. The only problem this may cause is that some programs will may have installed may no longer work and you will need to reinstall them. The only other thing you could do id rename the windows folder to winold and run setup as I mentioned before. When the system boots it will be as if it were brand new, but don't get concerned. Copy the contents of the new iosubsys folder into the old iosubsys folder. When it ask to overwrite the existing files say yes. Then reboot to Ms-dos and rename the windows folder to win95 and the winold folder to windows and reboot the system. hopefully that should correct the problem as long as the corrupted file was one of the original winows files.

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iosubsys subdirectory is corrupt

by C?sar V?zquez In reply to iosubsys subdirectory is ...

It happens when you installs Office 9x

You should boot at fail safe mode and rename (or delete) smartdrv.exe

Also you could do this bootig at DOS mode.

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