I recently reinstalled my Win 7 Home Prem OS using the original install disk I received when i bought Win 7 about 4 years ago.The reinstall went in smoothly and although i didnt format the hard drive my desktop seemed to work properly. Unfortunately i had to install 156 Windows updates after the OS install but i didn that and thought everything was ok. All of this was about a week ago. After the install i burned a repair disc as well.
A few days ago when i turned on my PC it didnt boot up . I finally tried everything from F8 to F2 and then ran the repair program which seemed to work and my pc booted up. The next day when i turned it on...same thing...wouldnt boot...i finally put the repair disc in and got it to boot up ,but in subsequent i still couldnt get it to boot up without the repair disc which told me that the repairr disc didnt repair the system files problem but just provided me with a way to get my PC running.
Each day in past 3-4 days it has become increasingly harder to get the PC to boot up with the repair disc. I have also run Sys Restore which didnt help...maybe i didnt go back far enough in selecting the restore date... but Sys Restore has always worked magic for me in the past so i dont know what to think about that.
Today after trying everything i could think of to get it started i received the Error message noted in this thread...OxcOOOOOe9...so i googled it and found this thread
. I also found a similar thread on another website which talked about the possibility of hardware failure. my box is 4 1/2 years old and has been heavily used over that time. It is a custom box and when i went back to my invoice to see the brand of HD and DVD drive...it didnt contain the brand names. I was going to go to their website and check for updated drivers
or a hardware test i could run but having no brand names im not sure how else i can do that.
My BIOS version is American Megatrends date...10-29-08 so i figure maybe my BIOS are out of date and an update might help solve the problem???????
I could change out the HD or DVD myself if that is the problem, but dont want to spend the money because i am thinking seriously thinking about buying a new desktop pc in the immediate future.
I looked at my device manager and all hardware is working properly if that means anything. Also checked and all drivers are shown as current.
I could format the hard drive and reinstall Win 7 64 bit OS if you computer technical folks think that would help even though i hate to resort to that.
Thanks very much for any help anyone can provide.