NOT Solved Using a P7P55D-E-Pro M Board BIOS Version 1602
Windows Boot Manager shows the following
When I tried to install Windows 8 Pro 64 bit Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
I got a surprise.
Windows encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such
as an external USB drive while the device is in use.
Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
I/O Error 0xc00000e9
My Installation of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Starts and runs but I cannot boot from my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Installation DVD. - OR - the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD
I get Error 0xc00000e9 like many many others have reported.
I disconnected ALL drives except C:\ the 240 gb drive
on Sata 1 and the DVD drive on Sata 3 Got the same error.
Then I started all over and attached a NEW WD 500 gb hard drive to Sata 1
with ALL other drives disconnected. and got the same error.
This has to be a serious issue with the M Board P7P55D-E-Pro.
This board has Marvel 6 gb Storage controller
for the two 6 gb sata ports.
It has USB 3 driven by NEC or Renesas software. I've tried both.
When disabled I get still get that same error.
Any Help greatly appreciated.
I've tried everything I can think of.
Note This computer runs windows 7 Pro64 bit with all drives connected
flawlessly. I'm certain thousands of people have this problem. Some
won't know it until they try to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro or if the need to re install Windows 7 Pro arises.
Paul aka Pkw