Error BSOD STOP 0x69 IO1 INITIALIZATION FAILED during Windows XP/2003 installation from a bootable USB

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You get BSOD 0x00000069 screen during Windows XP or Windows 2003 installation from a bootable USB:

BSOD Windows 2003 0x69 IO1 INITIALIZATION FAILED.png

With text:

 IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
 STOP: 0x00000069

Error reason

Windows XP or 2003 setup program misconfiguration - setup program can't load data correctly about USB drive to assign a letter for into the registry from migrate.inf file.

How to fix the error

Recreate your bootable USB with WinToFlash [The Bootable USB Creator] with option Assign drive letter for setup on the Process steps tab

WinToFlash error 0x69 IO1 INITIALIZATION FAILED Windows XP 2003 fix.png

How to fix the error without bootable USB recreation

Delete or rename following file on the bootable USB:

 $WIN_NT$.~BT\migrate.inf