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Windows 7: problems with vista x86 to 7 x64 clean install

22 Dec 2009   #1

Xp/Vista/7
 
 
problems with vista x86 to 7 x64 clean install

Hi

I've been trying to upgrade my parents computer from vista x86 home premium to windows 7 x64 with a clean install. Everytime i go to boot the computer with my 7 installation disk, it begins to load files, then windows boot manager starts saying their is a problem with driver \system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys and error code 0x0000096. I have asked MS and they said to get another copy of that driver.. since my computer did not come with a disc, i recovered the whole computer back to factory condition hoping that would help, i also ran windows repair and that did not do anything. Vista works fine on this computer

I have the HP m8125x. Specs here: Product Specifications HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8125x Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Just upgraded the RAM to 4GB (works fine in vista) and replaced the optical drive (it had burnt out and i needed it to burn the installation disc.. bad omen? haha) could either of these be causing it? I noticed a little blurb about RAM in the FAQ, is this what RAM on old motherboard issues typically look like (i don't want to take it out if unnessary as it took me forever to finally fit it in cuz of the positioning)

I have also tried unplugging my wireless keyboard, printer, IR receiver etc..

the BIOS is uptodate according to HP,

any other suggestions? Should i just give up and reinstall all my stuff on Vista, the upgrade only cost $40 (student promotion) and i'm wondering if this is just the beginning of an installation nightmare.


Thanks

Tim

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22 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdiddy View Post
Hi

I've been trying to upgrade my parents computer from vista x86 home premium to windows 7 x64 with a clean install. Everytime i go to boot the computer with my 7 installation disk, it begins to load files, then windows boot manager starts saying their is a problem with driver \system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys and error code 0x0000096. I have asked MS and they said to get another copy of that driver.. since my computer did not come with a disc, i recovered the whole computer back to factory condition hoping that would help, i also ran windows repair and that did not do anything. Vista works fine on this computer

I have the HP m8125x. Specs here: Product Specifications HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8125x Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Just upgraded the RAM to 4GB (works fine in vista) and replaced the optical drive (it had burnt out and i needed it to burn the installation disc.. bad omen? haha) could either of these be causing it? I noticed a little blurb about RAM in the FAQ, is this what RAM on old motherboard issues typically look like (i don't want to take it out if unnessary as it took me forever to finally fit it in cuz of the positioning)

I have also tried unplugging my wireless keyboard, printer, IR receiver etc..

the BIOS is uptodate according to HP,

any other suggestions? Should i just give up and reinstall all my stuff on Vista, the upgrade only cost $40 (student promotion) and i'm wondering if this is just the beginning of an installation nightmare.


Thanks

Tim

Heyy Tim and welcome

that driver can be download from any of the usual driver sources. (just google the name) It is part of the power plan and is very needed. Let us know how it turns out



Ken J+
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22 Dec 2009   #3

Xp/Vista/7
 
 

thanks for the quick reply, i'm going to look for the file now...

just so i can wrap my head around this a little, if this file which i gathered is quite important, is corrupt, why does vista work without issues? i guess there is some sort of compatability issue between the two OS's?
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22 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Try removing all but 2gb of RAM to do the install.

Make sure the OD and HD are jumpered correctly and register in BIOS. What is the SATA controller setting?

Try booting from the Windows 7 DVD to do a Custom install with formatting. The DVD will read the Vista to allow Upgrade key before formatting.
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22 Dec 2009   #5

Xp/Vista/7
 
 

hi greg, thanks for the reply,

currently i'm hoping to get a copy of that file system file from a friend's pc.

In the meantime, the BIOS is recognizing the HD and OD fine, the SATA controller is RAID UDMA 5, 3GB/sec

i will take out the RAM if the file swap doesn't work, unless you think it will be very high yield to do the 2GB?

i can't boot to do the custom install (thats what i've been trying) as it freezes on the boot manager before that screen comes up, has anyone else had this problem?
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22 Dec 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdiddy View Post
thanks for the quick reply, i'm going to look for the file now...

just so i can wrap my head around this a little, if this file which i gathered is quite important, is corrupt, why does vista work without issues? i guess there is some sort of compatability issue between the two OS's?

Two things the files are different and even if they werent it might ahve been ok in vista then become corrupt in win 7. win 7 is 2 years newer and does memory differently than vista


Good luck


Ken J+
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22 Dec 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdiddy View Post
hi greg, thanks for the reply,

currently i'm hoping to get a copy of that file system file from a friend's pc.

In the meantime, the BIOS is recognizing the HD and OD fine, the SATA controller is RAID UDMA 5, 3GB/sec

i will take out the RAM if the file swap doesn't work, unless you think it will be very high yield to do the 2GB?

i can't boot to do the custom install (thats what i've been trying) as it freezes on the boot manager before that screen comes up, has anyone else had this problem?
Copy the DVD files to Vista desktop and run Setup from there to see what happens.

If you have a 4gb flash drive, try writing the ISO to it using UltraISO trial version Bootable tab to see if it will boot using BIOS F-key given on first screen for Boot Menu; flash will be listed under Hard Drives.

Another method is to format flash stick in Disk Mgmt primary FAT32 then copy the files into root as they appear on DVD and attempt to boot.

Windows 7 can be allergic to RAID.

I personally would default to SATA, one HD and make sure BIOS settings/drivers are then all good.
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