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11-17-2012, 05:46 AM #1
trouble installing windows, need help soon
So the pc was fully built, bios working and hardwares okay, i booted from disk with windows os on it, it gets to about 15% loading files and freezes
Unexpected I/O error 0xc000000e9
Switched around sata ports, made sure they are firmin
Hdd spins, optical drive seems to read the cd
Last edited by Strike; 11-17-2012 at 08:00 AM.
11-17-2012, 05:54 AM #2
Maybe the disk is messed up?
11-17-2012, 06:19 AM #3
Pirated. I have a feeling its the optical drive but I haven't a clue how to work out which it is, its stuck on windows is loading the files so i doubt the hdd is faulty. I'm just going to purchase full windows (oh mah gosh) and see if that fixes it.
11-17-2012, 06:21 AM #4
11-17-2012, 06:24 AM #5
Yea use the warranty on them and get new ones. see if thats it.
11-17-2012, 06:30 AM #6
I was thinking of installing linux to see if that would work, because thats the full os system not pirate so it should work, but i do think its hardware.
could anyone give a link for a bootable linux which i can put on cd?
btw, i originally intended it to be boot from usb but the motherboard wouldn't let it. just to add that.
11-17-2012, 07:35 AM #7
Thanks clay, if this doesnt work im stuck.
11-17-2012, 02:13 PM #8
Don't buy anything (like Windows) until you narrow down what the problem may be.
You could try using a flash drive for the installation and seeing if the error still occurs.
11-17-2012, 02:17 PM #9
Oh just saw that, my bad.
What motherboard do you have? Make sure you're attempting to boot from USB ports that use the onboard chipset and not an external one (like VIA VL800) that you'd need to install the drivers to use. My motherboard (GA-Z77X-UD3H) only has two USB ports that work before you install the motherboard drivers, along with the case ports.
Last edited by ToxicJew.; 11-17-2012 at 02:23 PM.
11-17-2012, 09:12 PM #10
Ive got the GA-Z77-D3H, will the manual show which usb ports to use?