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Windows 7: Major trouble with re-installing Windows 7


22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Major trouble with re-installing Windows 7

Hello everyone,

I am new to this Windows 7 Forum.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which I did not originally purchase but traded for my iPod touch. This Vaio has a Windows Vista sticker, but the man I got it from told me he installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it. He did not tell me that it was a Release Candidate version. I found that out after 2 hours of using this PC, when it suddenly restarted.
After June 1 it began notifying me of the RC issue, it being expired.

So, this week I finally decided to get rid of the RC version. I purchased a new Windows 7 Ultimate package and downloaded KillDisk (Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.) to swipe my hard drive clean. I burnt KillDisk onto a DVD and ran the program, which was successful.

Afterwards I inserted the installation DVD of Windows 7 Ultimate (after I selected the optical drive to be prior boot device in BIOS) and I got the following error:

Windows Boot Manager

Status: 0xc000225

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It doesn't matter if I press Enter or Escape, or do whatever, this is the screen it keeps ending up at. When I turn the laptop on I get the Vaio startup screen and then this error screen.

Can someone PLEASE help me to resolve this issue because I really don't know what to do anymore.

Kind regards, Boeing777

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome
make sure that's your BIOS setting is the first boot on dvd drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi ryo,

Like I said, the DVD drive is on first boot priority.

Still it gives the error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Jun 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

when you in to the BIOS setup.
that's the DVD drive detect on you information bios?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

maybe this can stop the error 0xc000225 :
1. enter to the BIOS setup menu.
2. find setting that enable the APIG (advanced programmable interrupt controller), if this set disable then enable it.
3. save your BIOS setting
4. then try to boot again.

hop can help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi ryo,

My BIOS does not have the option to enable or disable APIG....

My BIOS's details:

Aptio Setup Utility - 2007 American Megatrends, Inc.
Version 1.23.1109

Regards, Boeing777
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

so that's you make sure in your BIOS information, your DVD drive is detect??
i'm scare that's your DVD drive broke. that's can be. so just for make sure on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No my DVD drive is not broken because it runs the KillDisk application as soon as I insert that into the DVD drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

yah..but i means. can you see the following step i'm explain.
is it detect on your bios information?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes its detected in my BIOS.
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