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Windows 7: Dell Windows 7 Boot Disk will not function (0xc0000001)

05 Mar 2010   #1
bbowring

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 
Dell Windows 7 Boot Disk will not function (0xc0000001)

Hi All,

I'm running into a significant amount of trouble trying to re-install my copy of Windows 7 Professional (x64). I recieved my new Dell Studio 1557 yesterday, and was installing all my new software etc only to be met with a various and (pretty much) unsolvable blue screen error about 12 hours into the process.

Anyway, after an agonising few hours on the phone with Dell Customer Support, they suggested that I do a clean/manual install of the O/S from the Boot Disk I was provided.

I have attempted to do this several times now, selecting F12 as the computer restarts and choosing to boot from CD/DVD drive. However, each time I am met with this error:

Quote:
0xc0000001

FILE: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

"The selected entry could not be loaded..."
Would copying the boot CD contents to a USB HDD, then booting from there help?

If anyone is able to help me out with this, that would be fantastic. It's so frustrating that I just bought a new system, and already it's died!!!!

Cheers,

Ben.


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05 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Sounds like you got a bad installation disc. That would explain your first problem too.

I would recommend contacting Dell and having them send you new installation discs.

You can try creating a USB installation key first if you like. It certainly can't hurt. Be sure to read this tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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05 Mar 2010   #3
bbowring

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply Jonathan!

I will try and give that a go, although I'm going to have to go out and buy a new USB for the job as the largest I have is 4GB

Just a quick question about the disk potentially being a dud. I just inserted the disk into my girlfriend's working laptop (running Windows Vista) and I can view the disk's contents with no problems using Windows Explorer. Does this give me any indication as to whether the disk is corrupt or not?

Cheers,

Ben.

UPDATE: I just succesfully booted from the CD to the Windows 7 setup menu on my girlfirend's computer, so clearly the problem is isolated to my Studio 1557. Does this help narrow down what the problem might be?
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05 Mar 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I made my first install USB on a 4gb USB Flash drive.
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05 Mar 2010   #5
bbowring

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 

DocBrown,

How large was the .iso file that you used? Currently, the one I am creating for Win7 Pro is set to be just under 5.9GB. As my USB key is only 4GB, I'm assuming it won't fit?

Is there any way that I can compress the .iso image, so that it is below 4GB? or, alternatively, is there any way to spread the data across 2 x 4GB usb drives?

Cheers,

Ben
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05 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Use Method 2 of the tutorial. An official copy should not be more than about 3.5 GB. My imagex'd 32 and 64 bit versions is only 3.82 GB.
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05 Mar 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Your's must be loaded with Dell Bloatware, etc. That's why it is bigger that the 4gb.

My win7 ultimate from TechNet was 3.149gb. NO Bloatware
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05 Mar 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You may be able to delete some of the bloatware. If you aren't 100% sure you know the files/programs are bloatware, don't delete them.

It may be a good idea to create a backup of the installation files first, in case you accidentally delete a necessary file.
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05 Mar 2010   #9
bbowring

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 

Thanks for all the replies everyone,

I just had a look through all the folders, and there doesn't appear to be any obvious bloatware. All of the computer's drivers, software etc came on seperate disks, so I think this one is just the O/S.

The main problem is that the install.wim file is over 4GB by itself!

Is there any way around this, or will I have to buy a new USB key?

Cheers,
Ben
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05 Mar 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here are the files & folders on my win7 ult x64


Have you tried setting your Bios to boot from CD/DVD First ?


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