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Vista install  error 0xC0000005

Posted on 2007-07-23
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have been having some interesting issues trying to get Vista (Ultimate) on a IBM T30 2366-85U... It has its recover section wiped so and Fedora Core 6 loaded on it... actually I just reloaded it to do some tests.  Here is what happened:

I have used this DVD for a few installs and know it is good.
I inserted the CD and got to "Install Now" when I click it get this error: 0xC0000005 windows installation encountered an unexpected error
I tried reloading windows from an origonal CD... it goes to Setup is inspecting your hardware and goes blank... hard drive runs but can't se anything...
Bart PE does the same thing
Windows PE does but and I can get to the CLI
Fedora still runs fine and reinstalled fine...
I have also swapped the CDROM drive with no change...

Any ideas?
Question by:shepimport
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Eagle6990 earned 2000 total points
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I cant' say that I've had this issue with Vista yet but I had similar problems reloading XP after an install of Linux.  If you have a Win98 CD around, try booting to that and then delete all partitions and then do
fdisk /mbr
this will clean out the Master Boot Record which Linux apparently stores some data in that XP setup didn't like.  Since you are in a similar situation with Vista, it is worth a shot.

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Yeah... think that was the issue... swaped the hard drive after realizing the case was not impossible to get open and works fine with the same Vista CD....

Had a hard time wiping the MBR due to nothing booting correctly... sure i will get it to go one day... thanks though!

Do you know a way to access the local disk using PE out of chance?  May help.. Can do fdisk/format from there...
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Since PE is going to be using almost the exact same bootup process I don't think so.  Maybe something like the Ultimate Boot CD would do it though.

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