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05-18-2001, 09:26 PM
I have a friend with a compaq computer who recently had the error "couldn't load IOS: ./iosubsys" or along these lines. I went to try and fix it but couldn't find out where this found.
I ended up having to do a complete system restore. She is running win 98se.
If anyone could please help me with this type of error I would truly appreciate it.
05-19-2001, 12:16 AM
Welcome, Franky-Robo! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Not much info to go on.
For some ifo about an IOSUBSYS error message, click here (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q263/4/66.ASP).
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05-19-2001, 01:16 AM
nice link t-jay.
Franky........ sounds like you experienced a virus.
Now I may have missed something, but if you have done a complete System Restore, then your problem should be history.
[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 05-19-2001).]
05-19-2001, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think it is a virus because even after I had restored the computer it did come back.
It dosen't come back all the time, maybe once a week or so.
I will definetly check out that website.
The main reason I wish to find out about this problem is because I am currently doing the A+ course and anything that I do not know or have not come across intrigues me. I like to find out exactly what has caused it and what possible options I have to repairing it.
You can never have to much knowledge where software errors occur.
Thanks again for your help. Don't hesitate to post more sites if you have them.
I don't know if it is related to the problem, but this link (http://www.mcdermottroe.com/kb/Win9x/ie/iosubsys.html) had the following suggestion:
I/O Subsystem Driver failed to load. Either a file in the .\IOSYS subdirectory is corrupt or your system is low on memory.
Sometimes after loading MSIE4/5 onto Win 95/98 (depending on what version of IE you have on Win98), you can get a problem with the PC rebooting after the restart, where you are presented with an IOSUBSYS failure message, where you CANNOT load Windows except for safe mode. Here is how you solve it if you get the IOSUBSYS failure message,
1.Start the PC in Safe Mode.
2.Click on Start and choose Run. Type in Sysedit and click on Ok.
3.Open c:\windows\system.ini window.
4.Click on Search, choose Find, type in VCACHE and click on Next.
5.Add the following line to the [VCACHE] section : MAXFILECACHE=6144.
6.Save the file and Restart the pc.
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