Failing to install windows 7 (64-bit)

Sasha Nein

New Member
Hi there,

I have recently purchased a few computer parts and upgraded my computer. After putting it together, I switched it on and went to install windows 7 (hardware changes stop me booting my previous installation). (Note: I was previously using this windows 7 on my old mobo etc.) However, once it does the 'Loading Windows Files...' bit, I get an error message as follows:


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next"
3. Click "repair your computer."

File: ntoskrnl.exe

Status: 0xc0000098

Info: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt."

This occurs straight after the files have loaded, thus I cannot get to the repair part, or check HDD partitions etc. I have tried using both sticks of the RAM seperately, to no avail. I have also unplugged both my HDDs and also tried both of my DVD drives. I have also tried upgrading the BIOS to version 1.4, which doesn't solve the problem. Any help or suggestions would be great, thanks.

Here are the new parts to my system:

Motherboard: MSI P55-CD53 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard.
CPU:Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156).
RAM: OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 Dual Channel OCZ3OB1600LV4GK).

And I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit.