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.