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By a_tank ·
I am trying to install an OS (XP) onto a hard drive. About 25% into it, the process stops, saying the "dmio.sys is corrupted". I have reformated the hard drive, even tried a low-level format, and still no luck. This PC was running ME, when it started crashing a lot. I tried to do a restore witht the factory discs, and it will lock up at about 80% complete. Any help would be appreciated.

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by Daygo In reply to Hard Drive\OS Install

First, try to install Windows Xp from another Media. If you get the same message try a new harddrive. It seems that you have had problems with this HDD before (the ME install). Running scandisk on the HDD would not hurt either.

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by opatzg In reply to Hard Drive\OS Install

Fdisk remove all partitions, shut down
Fdisk create ntfs partition, shut down
Format
Scandsk
If disk looks ok install operating system.
Good Luck!

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by PaulP In reply to Hard Drive\OS Install

I had the exact same problem when I was installing XP Pro onto a new, homebuilt, never before used PC. I went crazy trying to figure out what was wrong because I was suspecting hardware incompatabilities. Turns out it was the CD XP was on. When I took it back to the place of purchase, they exchanged and it worked fine.

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by dragononedon In reply to Hard Drive\OS Install

The dmio.sys is a file and it's corrupted. Go here to get it and replace it. It's your software not your hard drive.
http://www.dynamiclink.nl/sys-d.htm just scroll down until you find it. Save it and replace it in your software.

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