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Windows 7: Win 7 pro 32 fresh install Error: 0xC0000221 ntkrnlap.exe missing or c

30 May 2015   #1

win 7 pro 32 (x2), vista, win 7 pro 64, SCO (x2)
Win 7 pro 32 fresh install Error: 0xC0000221 ntkrnlap.exe missing or c

I have an older XP Compaq desktop which I am trying to bring up as a Win7 pro 32 bit box.
Old hard drive re-formatted from command line.
Disconnected the 2nd HDD.
4GB memory. EVGA 8400 GS graphics card. . .
After doing the install at the first re-boot when the computer comes back up I get the
Windows failed to start. . . blah blah,
File: C:\Windows\System32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Status: 0xC0000221.
Info: Windows failed to load because kernel is missing or corrupt.

I have run the ram test from the install DVD.
I have run chkdsk from the install DVD
I have run the system/memory test from the Compaq BootRom.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated.

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31 May 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP


Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

Did you update the BIOS?

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 Win 7 pro 32 fresh install Error: 0xC0000221 ntkrnlap.exe missing or c

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