Logical Disk Manager Driver (dmio) Service Defaults in Windows XP

NT Disk Manager I/O Driver by Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows XP HomeDisabled
Windows XP ProfessionalBoot
Windows XP Home SP1Disabled
Windows XP Professional SP1Boot
Windows XP Home SP2Disabled
Windows XP Professional SP2Boot
Windows XP Home SP3Disabled
Windows XP Professional SP3Boot
Display name:Logical Disk Manager Driver
Service name:dmio
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\dmio.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmio

Default Behavior

Logical Disk Manager Driver is a kernel device driver. It is disabled and isn't loading or starting in Windows XP Home, Home SP1, Home SP2, Home SP3. This service is starting before Kernel initialization in Windows XP Professional, Professional SP1, Professional SP2, Professional SP3. If the Logical Disk Manager Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the dmio service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Logical Disk Manager Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the WinXP_dmio_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The dmio service is using the dmio.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.