Dmload.sys error during clean install

By madcaddies
Dec 1, 2005
  1. I'm attempting to do a clean install of XP, and when I put in the disk to boot off, I have a problem. The cd loads, begins the normal routine, but stalls on "Floppy Drive Support" or something like that. After a few minutes, the following error comes up:

    File dmload.sys caused an unexpected error (8192) at line 5897 in d:\xpspl\base\boot\setup\setup.c

    The setup then prompts me to quit. Any ideas of how to fix this? I really need this install. Thanks.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I don't know for sure, but I'd recommend trying a different CD or different CD-ROM. Sounds like this mgiht be a read or even possibly a write error (hard drive issue?).
  3. madcaddies

    madcaddies TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump up to the top
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