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msdosdrv I/O error 103

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
July 28, 2004 8:34:43 AM

I started getting this popup error message on bootup in winxp pro. System restore didnt work. can anyone guide me to resolving this? TIA.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Sp00nLude on 07/28/04 01:14 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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July 28, 2004 3:05:56 PM

Are you trying to perform a system restore? If not, try disabling your system restore function, see if that helps.

Intel P4 2.4B
MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
1GB DDR333
R9600XT 128MB
SB Live 5.1
Samsung 120GB
Maxtor 120GB
July 28, 2004 5:05:12 PM

No my problem is not being able to do a system restore. My main problem is that on startup , i get a popup error message in windows xp with a title box "msdosdrv" and error message "I/O error 103".

I have tried doing system restore to "un-do" whatever happened, but as usual windows system restore sucks.
July 28, 2004 7:03:21 PM

I think i resolved the problem. Whatever happened, a msdosdrv.exe was placed inside my C:\Windows and some files associated with msdosdrv.exe were found in the C:\Windows\Prefetch folder as well. Deleted the files and reboot and now everything works fine. Thanks