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Windows 7: Windows Start up, Error 0xc0000098

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Start up, Error 0xc0000098

Alright so I have a small situation.

It says Windows has failed to start. Underneath it has:

File: \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\avgrkx64.sys

Status: 0xc0000098

I have tried doing a system repair with f8, but the option does not show up.

I have also put a windows 7 CD in but it wont boot, it just goes to a screen that says start windows normally or safe mode, right after that error pops up.

Anyone have an idea how I can get a fresh windows 7 installed on the computer now?

I have tried putting launch parameters in bios to the CD drive, doesn't make a difference.

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03 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

Can you boot to Safe Mode with or without networking via F8 at boot time? If so, uninstall AVG and see if that solves the problem.
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03 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Problem solved!

Had to remake a iso cd of windows 7, then I made the bios boot from the CD drive and it worked!
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03 Nov 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Will it boot without the DVD now?
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