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XP Pro dmio.sys is corrupted

i have a burned xp pro disk. I had to slipstream it for sata drivers. When i go to install it, i get an error that says dmio.sys is corrupted, then i have to restart. Could this be a problem with the burned cd, or is there something wrong with my slipstream set up. I have an ASUS a8v deluxe mobo, if that helps.

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What changed from when it worked?

And if this is a new system, get the supplier to give you XP Pro install instructions. It appears the slipstreamed CD you have is faulty.


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completely new

this is a system i built myself, so there is no supplier. And this is the first time i am trying to install on this machine. When i run xp pro, it doesnt recognize the sata drive, so i had to make a slipstream of it.

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Boot Disk

I don't know if this will work for you, but its an alternative. It works for me when nothing else will.
Go to and download the six pack floppy disk file for Win XP. You'll need six clean floppies to create the disk. Number the floppies 1-6, then double click the file. You'll be cued when to insert the disks.

These disks contain the same drivers as the xp cd. Once the drivers are loaded, the cd should boot.
Best of Luck

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