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rio8drv.sys Missing or Corrupt

By urxtradark ·
I reformatted my Hard Drive using Ontrack Disc Wizard and Zeroed all sectors on the hard drive .I set up a partition on that hard drive
and formatted that partition to NTFS and tried to install a copy of Windows XP Professional but the set up stuck at the level of copying
Windows files to the hard drive and i got this message:
( rio8drv.sys ) is either missing or corrupt, If you are installing from a Windows CD, please insert the CD and hit Enter to try again
, i tried numerous times but no signs of any progress, the status got stuck at 35% and eventually set up failed to install.

Where can i find a copy of this ( rio8drv.sys )? Is it possible to patch this corrupt/missing file on the Windows CD?

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by wcp In reply to rio8drv.sys Missing or ...

Probable causes are CD, CD-ROM, or RAM(s), CPU fan, or CPU.

1. CD ? Check for any visible scratch or other damages and try a replacement CD if found.

2. CD-ROM ? Try a different CD-ROM

3. RAM ? Do a RAM test and replace any if failed.

4. CPU fan ? Make sure the CPU AND the fan got installed correctly.

5. CPU ? If you still have the problem, replace the CPU.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to rio8drv.sys Missing or ...

It's also possible that the Power Supply is failing and not producing enough regulated power. If you have a Volt Meter test the Voltages on one of the HDD connectors and make sure that you are getting the 12 & 5 V DC at the pins there.

If this is an old system that was previously working I wold try changing the Data Lead to the CD ROM but if you have wiped it because of a problem it could very well be a hardware problem that is manifesting itself now though to be perfectly honest most XP installs hang at the 27% mark on a CAB file.

A good way to rule out hardware failure is to boot from a Live Linux and see how the system works I personally prefer Knoppix but that's me you could walk into a newsagent and buy piratically any Computer Mag with a Live Linux as a Cover CD and run from that to test the hardware. If this fails you can then use The Ultimate Boot CD available here

To do some diagnostics. Of course if none of these work I would be looking at changing the CD ROM and the IDE Data Lead at the same time or with the price of DVD RW now days replace the CD with a DVD RW.


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