I/o subsystem error after removing Slave Hardrive Ghost in the Machine???
Posted on 2003-10-23
I'm having a problem with removing a hard drive, I have 2 40gig WD hard drives in my computer. My machine works fine until I remove the 2nd hard drive, then I get an error that reads: i/o subsystem driver failed to load : now I hook back up the 2nd(slave) hard drive and it boots right up! System has 256 DDR pc2600 AMD2.6 running Win98. The 1st HD has 2 partitions, the 2nd hard drive has 2 partitions. There is nothing on the second HD, so I don't know why it's doing this. before I put the 2nd HD in, it was booting up fine with just 1 hd. Now I put the 2nd one in and it boots up fine too! Now when I try to remove the 2nd one, the computer hangs at Verifying DMI Pool data and just sits, then after a long while this message comes up. : i/o subsystem driver failed to load. so I tried booting from a start up disk, went to c: cd windows, and tried to start windoze that way, typed WIN and got the same message, i/o subsystem driver failed. and yes, the jumpers on both HD's are in the correct place. I was wondering, should I format the mbr(master boot record) or what? It's probley something stupid, I even went far as reseting the cmos jumber 2-3 to reset. Still no go. I put that 2nd HD back in no problem.. I even changed the IDE cable, no go. So, I'm running with 2 WD 40gig HD's for now, I really need to get this one out cause I have a sale for it! Happy Halloween, Ghost in the Machine...