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Solved: Unable to Install Windows 7 Professional or Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ferretmochalatte, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. ferretmochalatte

    ferretmochalatte Thread Starter

    Feb 27, 2012
    Hey everyone,
    I am coming across a problem with installing Windows on my new build.

    I am unable to install Windows 7 or XP on my new build.

    I own a Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Disc and the XP Disc is from my old PC.

    After choosing to boot from my optical drive, I receive a Windows Boot Manager scree that tells me that Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.

    Status: 0xc00000e9

    I have tried the following:

    ► Rebooting my PC and only having my SSD connected to my MB (no beeps)
    ► Rebooting my PC and only having my HDD connected to my MB (no beeps)
    ► Trying both of my HDDs connected to my MB (no beeps)
    ► Having both of my HDDs disconnected. (no beeps)
    ► Trying to install Windows XP, but I received a similar error (no beeps)
    ► Changed the SATA mode in my BIOS from ACHI to IDE - (my pc then made loud, rapid, and continuous beeps)

    Do I have to send my drives back for an RMA or is my MB bad?

    Everything is powering on, but I do not know what the problem is.

    Could it be my SATA 6GB/s cables?

    • Motherboard: ASUS P8 Z68-V/Gen 3
    • Processor: Intel i5 2500k
    • Memory: G.Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 PC12800
    • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 560ti
    • PSU: Corsair HX850
    • Optical Drive: Samsung 12X S-ATA Blu Ray Drive
    • SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB → SATA III → SATA 6GB/s
    • HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500 GB → 16MB cache → 7200 RPM → SATA 6GB/s

    Many thanks in advance!
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    No good RMA'ing the hard drive until you test it with the manufacturer's diagnostic software so you have some ammo to fire at them should they give you the runaround and blame something else. And if it does check out okay when you test it, no point RMA'ing anyway.

    You'll need to test it with the DOS version (that is, from a bootable CD). The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    You cannot install Windows XP if the license came with another computer. You can use the Windows 7 license if it was not purchased with another computer and was not used previously on another computer or is a full retail license and the previous install has been removed.

    Once you get the hardware issues sorted out, you want to be sure you have a legal operating system you can install and activate.
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