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#1 bipe

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

I have been running Windows 8 for about 3 weeks on my HP desktop. Unfortunely, I had to run a completely clean reinstallation of Win 8 two days ago. Apparenlt, this was not a good idea! Now the computer will not start but only display a failure code 0xc0000001. I simply don't know what to do.

As I installed Win 8 through a download, I don't have it on a DVD. I have tried to use your guide to make a DVD on my XP laptop, but this doesn't work as I am not given the opportunity to save it on media as you describe.

I would very much like to get some help!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Your right. I just tested on XP and do not get that option and have removed it from the guide.

Do you have access to a Vista or 7 computer that you can generate the ISO on?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

No, unfortunetly I only have a Win XP laptop.

But I have the recovery discs for my HP so I guess I can reinstall the previous OS which was Vista. But as the computer is almost 5 years only, it will take several days to update to the present state.

I tried to download the Win 7 Upgrade manager to see if my laptop can run on Win 7, but it was not possible. I would then have installed it on my laptop, but as long as I cannot check my laptop is able to run I Win 7, I won't do that.

Have you other suggestions?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

My suggestion is to reinstall Vista. Dont even bother updating it.

Run the Windows8-setup.exe file to create the iso. Burn it with a tool like cdburnerxp and then do the clean install.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

Thanks a lot. I will try that.

I will post an answer later when I get the results.

By the way - Your tutorials are excellent and very illustrative. I have tried several of them-

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the compliment! Got many more on the way :)

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

I have now tried with Vista, but it doesn't work work, when the system is not updated. When I try to download the Upgrade Manager, the only solution is to buy a new license.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

You used this file?

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=271128

I just tested the above file on a Vista machine and it prompted to create media when finished downloading. The vista i tested on had SP2 on it, but thats it.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

I the meantime I have got access to a Win7 computer. On this it worked perfectly. Thanks at lot. :thumbup2:

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

Great! Good luck!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Well, it didn't work as I had expected. The ISO disc was made on a 64-bit computer. Therefore, I installed SP2 on the Vista computer and everything went as you have explained. Now it is back til Win8. Thanks Again. You have been very helpful.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

Glad we could be of some help!




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