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Windows 7: Install issues: kernel missing or corrupt

08 Jan 2011   #1
TheNass

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Install issues: kernel missing or corrupt

Hi everyone,

I have read a lot about this issue but haven't found someone with a solution for a similar problem as mine. I'm losing hope of ever fixing this so I really hope someone here can help me out. Here's my situation:

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a USB stick on a new HD for my computer and I'm having some issues. I prepared my USB with the USB DVD tool from Microsoft. Everything went fine during the installation until the install rebooted my computer. The installation didn't continue and I got the error that the "kernel is missing or corrupt". I tried a repair with that same USB stick but it said it couldn't repair my computer. Then I tried the memorycheck option from the repair screen and guess what.. after it was done with the check it continued the installation! Once the installation was done and I had a working Windows I rebooted my computer and I got the same error again. I tried a repair install which gave me an error message during the installation.



Kind regards

Stijn


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08 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TheNass, welcome to Seven Forums!



Where did you get the ISO you used to create the USB stick, that may be bad; try these other methods to create the installer again to see if it'll make a difference and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Install Windows 7 from USB Pen Drive/External Hard Disk Using Grub4Dos

Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
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08 Jan 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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08 Jan 2011   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums TheNass
You may also need to test your memory modules. Sometimes 7 installs better with only one stick of ram installed. Bad memory can cause strange problem errors to happen. Good luck to you with your install of 7
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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08 Jan 2011   #5
TheNass

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi and thank you for your reply.

I just typed in Google "legal Windows 7 download" and it's the first link you get.

I bought a Motion Computing Tablet PC with no CD/DVD drive so installing an ISO from USB is my only option.
For the first link I need a DVD which I don't have and the other 2 links seem well.. over my head xD I don't know all that much about this stuff..

In the mean time I got Windows 7 to run again (don't ask me how) so I'm afraid of turning it off now as it won't start up anymore.

My specs are:
- Intel Pentium M processor 1.50Ghz
- 1GB RAM


Thanks for the help so far

Stijn
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08 Jan 2011   #6
TheNass

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Welcome to SevenForums TheNass
You may also need to test your memory modules. Sometimes 7 installs better with only one stick of ram installed. Bad memory can cause strange problem errors to happen. Good luck to you with your install of 7
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Thank you, and thanks for the reply.
I tried the memory test of the Windows repair screen and didn't give any errors or something.. I only have 1 stick of RAM anyways.

Thanks though!
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08 Jan 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your part spec's sound like a older XP notebook.

Did you check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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08 Jan 2011   #8
TheNass

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your part spec's sound like a older XP notebook.

Did you check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
It's a 3 year old tablet-PC so indeed it was meant for XP. I had windows 7 running smoothly on it before until my HD crashed which is why I'm trying to get Windows 7 installed on my new HD. I use my tablet-PC as a digital sketchbook so I'm not using it very intensively.
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08 Jan 2011   #9
TheNass

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Update: so I went ahead and tried to restart it (can't keep it on forever) and it started with "loading files" and then this is the error I get: An unexpected I/O error has occurred

The solution proposed there is reinstall windows 7 which I have tried about 28 times now so I'm sure it won't help me.

Anyone an idea? I appreciate the help!

Kind regards,

Stijn
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08 Jan 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Try downloading another ISO from another source to see if that is the issue; the rules here at Seven Forums don't allow d'l links to be posted so we're not able to assist you with that.
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