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GodDon

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I just did a clean installation of vista business over my XP. Everything went fine till the time my computer had to restart. After the first restart, vista won't boot and I'm getting this error:

0xc0000221 \windows\system32\winload.exe

I tried to repair it with the DVD without any luck. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks
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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

When you say 'clean installation of vista business over my XP', did you format the drive before installing Vista?
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You could try the information found here:
http://blogs.msdn.co...re/default.aspx

Scroll down to Using Startup Repair to repair a boot failure due to a missing file
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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

When you say 'clean installation of vista business over my XP', did you format the drive before installing Vista?

Thanks, I think I had a problem with my DVD after I tried few times to install using other DVDs it finally worked. Could of been a iso buring problem. Right now I have another problem tho, my windows media player wont work at all. Gives me this error:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6000.6324
Application Timestamp: 4549b52a
Fault Module Name: MF.dll
Fault Module Version: 11.0.6000.6324
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bd03
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 00271a17
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.6
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: f5a8
Additional Information 2: bc7a01e189d1df55f38585b45c2234a4
Additional Information 3: 5b60
Additional Information 4: e160284e4d4e250dad69aa1a85cc78b2

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 385598522

Can I uninstall and reinstall WMP 11?
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Yes, you can uninstall WMP if it's listed in Add/Remove Programs.
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Yes, you can uninstall WMP if it's listed in Add/Remove Programs.

In control panel right? I don't see Add/Remove Programs I have Programs and Features and WMP isn't there...
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Sorry. I'm stuck in WXP lingo.

WMP installed with Vista. You might download it and try to install.

Let me back up a moment: Do you think the Vista install disk is dirty/scratched? or possibly your drive isn't reading it properly?

A scratched disk can cause corrupt installations. This sounds like what might have happened to you, with the problems with Vista and now WMP.
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Sorry. I'm stuck in WXP lingo.

WMP installed with Vista. You might download it and try to install.

Let me back up a moment: Do you think the Vista install disk is dirty/scratched? or possibly your drive isn't reading it properly?

A scratched disk can cause corrupt installations. This sounds like what might have happened to you, with the problems with Vista and now WMP.


umm I'm not sure could be I tried few DVD's tho. I think I'll try again with one of my friends vista dvds see if it can help... Tnx
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That's a good plan. Please post back with the results.
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Is this a Microsoft cd? What build of Vista are you installing?
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Well it's a copied DVD and I'm installing vista business. I contacted windows support and right now there's a tech working on my PC so we'll see what he can do.
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Please post back their suggestions and let us know if they worked.
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Well it's a copied DVD and I'm installing vista business

That's a little confusing :whistling: Are you trying to copy someone else's version (possibly beta)?

Did you (or someone else) purchase an upgrade or full DVD for Vista Business? I purchased the upgrade version, and haven't had any problems with my copy.
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