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Windows 7: Error loading Windows 7 on new build PC (0xc0000098)

18 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Error loading Windows 7 on new build PC (0xc0000098)

Hi brand new to this forum but im hoping you can help.

I have just attempted to install Windows 7 OEM on a pc which I just built. I used an external disk drive to do this.

The computer booted as far as the screen that shows "Windows is loading files". This screen stayed on for 10 or so minutes and the status bar slowly filled. However I got an error screen (screenshot attached) at the end of this saying "Windows failed to load as the system registry file is missing or corrupt.
Status: 0xc0000098"

Anybody have any ideas what the issue is?

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18 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

See here, see if it applies to you: Struggling with USB Install for Windows 7 Starter
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18 Oct 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


The external DVD drive is not booting the disk, but BIOS is trying to start the HD instead.

Try tapping the one-time BIOS boot menu key given on first screen to correctly trigger the DVD drive, or set it first to boot in BIOS setup: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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19 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 64bit

So I spent a good bit of time googling yesterday but I was googling the error code and the message and getting nowhere quick. It was only in the evening that i Googled the file name mentioned (which was a bit stupid). I discovered this page which said one of the causes of this problem can be a faulty keyboard. I unplugged the keyboard and started it again and it worked out for me
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