Booting - Disk I/O Error Tags: Windows 98 CD-Rom Windows XP Windows Last response: December 7, 2008 4:18 PM in Windows 95/98/ME Share McSlaps May 23, 2007 3:26:23 AM I currently have: Windows Home XP SP2 I burned Windows 98 SE to CD using Nero 6 and when I try to boot up with it, it errors Disk I/O Error. I'm trying to install it on my second drive D:\. It autoplays fine in XP here but when I boot it errors what I stated above. Also note that when it autoplays and I click "Browse this CD" it says "Please insert your Windows 98 CD-ROM". I can't figure out the problem. (please note that I have no floppy disks, so that part isnt an option -- unless its an absolute must) Any suggestions? Are there any websites these days which provide "tutorials" on properly burning Windows 98? (burning, not copying) More about : booting disk error Anonymous May 23, 2007 11:38:23 AM First, not all Windows 98SE CDs were bootable. Second, trying to install 98SE after Windows XP is already installed is nearly impossible. Windows 98 needs to be installed on the primary partition of the primary drive. Grumpy mike99 July 19, 2007 5:25:16 PM What was source file for Win98? Was it an ISO file? Mike. Related resources BOOT : I/O error reading disk - Forum Windows 8 repeating disk error ! The IO operation at logical block... - Forum disk i/o error - Forum " Disk I/O error " - Forum Can't boot Win 7; Stop code 0xc0000006, I/O error 0x%x - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer smiler1st October 21, 2008 3:47:19 PM Try getting a boot cd from this site for windows or upgrade to vista http://www.user-guides.co.uk/asp/search.asp?keywords=vi... stom December 7, 2008 2:34:48 PM Easier still, get yourself a copy of VMWare and just install it as a virtual machine within XP. Much quicker, easier and will give you the same amount of functionality. Ijack December 7, 2008 4:13:45 PM In reply to Grumpy9117 Quote:First, not all Windows 98SE CDs were bootableThat comes as something of a surprise considering the number of times that I have installed Windows 98 from the bootable CD that it comes on! Ijack December 7, 2008 4:18:44 PM I would edit or delete my previous post, but this crappy Forum software doesn't let me. Sorry Grumpy - I missed the "all" in your post. Apologies. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Disk I/O error 00008020 on install Forum Can't boot to windows, Damaged hardware? I/O issue? Repair disk ? Forum I/O Error 0xc00000e9 ? Faulty USB Root Hub on Main. Board Forum I/O error Status of Oxc000000e Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Forum strange I/O error that goes away on second boot Forum The request could not be performed because of an i/o device error "HELP Forum WIN7 I/O Error Forum I/O error ...Solutions? Maxtor OneTouch 250gb Forum "NTLDR is missing" windows 95 Forum Windows Protection Error. System Halted Forum AVG anti-virus 7.5 free edition on windows ME, error message Forum duracom PC Master Recovery Disk Forum Error in EXE file Forum Getting error "Error:OE:0028:FF03B779" Forum spybot error Forum More resources !