Can't install Win 8 RP - NDIS.SYS error

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by roebuck, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. roebuck

    roebuck Honorable Member

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    I am trying to install Windows 8 Release Preview. I made a bootable USB key from the iso file using the MS tool for the job, as I've done a bunch of times in the past for both Windows 8 and Windows 7.

    On booting from the USB key, the "Windows" title comes up for a minute, and then the screen turns blue with white lettering with the following message:

    "The operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

    File: NDIS.SYS
    Errorcode: 0xc0000098"

    I have successfully used this iso file and this USB key to install in the past - same computer as well. I have searched around, but haven't found anything that really matches this problem.

    Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on, and how I might get the installation to proceed?

    TIA...

    [Edit - I guess my iso file must have gotten damaged in copying it around. I downloaded a new copy, and install went without a hitch.]
     
    #1 roebuck, Jun 29, 2012
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  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    glad to hear your good to go.. :) Plus thank you for updating your post.
     
  3. dichvudandung

    dichvudandung New Member

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    You need to format your USB again. If it still not work, buy a DVD and then burn file Windows 8 Release Preview .iso, install it.
     

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