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Confusing problem trying to fresh install Windows 8


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#1 Mcrae44

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:59 PM

Using the .iso I downloaded through my school and Microsofts tool I made a bootable USB to install Windows. I tested it on two separate laptops and they're able to boot to it fine. On my desktop thst I actually want to use it on, I get error code 0xc0000221 with the system32\ntoskrnl.exe file.

This is with a brand new motherboard and cpu. I get this error even with no hard drives connected. I was getting this error with the same USB key when I had a boot able version of Windows 10 on it as well.

I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 09:18 PM

This seems to be an issue with the media itself or possibly it's hardware related. I would download the iso again and then use Rufus to create the bootable USB flash drive.

 

If it fails again then it's either memory, CPU, or the motherboard. You can test your memory with UBCD. Run Memtest+86 plus for at least six passes.

 

You can also do a test by trying to install using a linux distro like Mint Cinnamon. If mint boots fine then there is a good probability that your install media is bad. 

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=217






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