Unable to Install windows 7

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I cannot install windows7 it loads the cd then tell me that "windows fail to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
File:\windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000098
Info. the selected entry could not be loaded becasue of application is missing or corrupt.

how do i fix this. Its a brand new copy of 7 and a new hard drive.......
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O.k just to make sure you put the cd in > booted to cd drive > loaded the windows program > then it crashed and gave you that error.

to me i would check the disk for damage but i would use a clean disk to install windows and it should load without a issue as long as your pc meets requirements of windows 7. Check box or internet for requirements.

Now if it is still not going well i would suggest a format and check disk if needed to check that all the sectors are still good.

But try loading a clean cd into and boot from disk.
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the os and hard drive i just gotten from best buy yesterday. so both are brand new. So there is no os period on the hard drive.
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Is this the first time installing Windows 7 on this computer? If so what was on there before? I read several posts where it was the graphics card that Windows 7 didn't like. Before buying Windows 7 did you check to make sure that the hardware in your computer was compatible?
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Yes its compatible. Its a nvidea 8500gt 512mb and it says on the box Its direct x 10 capable. And before was XP but like I said its a new hard drive
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I think I would take them back to best buy and let the geek squad help you with it. Especially since it's new. Could have a defect out of the box. Plus that's what they are paid for.
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yea i could but i dont like the idea of being raped eather by something simple.. they charge too damn much.. besides i have had the pc for awhile and what not...
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Is it 32bit or 64bit? I have had issues installing 64bit on supposedly 64bit compatible hardware.
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What kind of motherboard do you have?



Does "MSI" sound familiar?

I know for a fact that Windows 7 is not compatible with MSI... just throwing this out here.
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I've tryed both the 32 and 64 and neather one work and its an asus mobo
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/f8ec6c8b-527b-4b3d-99c3-0e2f70f0956f/ Check the post that has the green border on it (the second post).
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it probly is the video card but the compability check says everything passes. so idk. I just reinstalled xp and go from there. thanks for the help

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