I recently downloaded Windows 8 x64 using Microsoft Dreamspark for Acedemic Institutions and am having trouble installing the OS on my new PC build.

I recently downloaded Windows 8 x64 using Microsoft Dreamspark for Acedemic Institutions. I followed the installation instructions on the Dreamspark website and created both an ISO and an IMG DVD, but each time I try to install it on my new PC build, using either of the disks, I get an error. 

The error is usually one of a variety of errors. I get the BSOD and it says the following:

Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired

The operating system couldn't be loaded because the kernel is missing or contains errors.

File:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
Error code: 0xc0000098

you'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disk or USB device), 
contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.




Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings


Sometimes the error will say there are registry files that are corrupt or missing, or something like that.
Here are my hardware peripherals, just in case.

Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme 4
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition @3.6 GHz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 9750HD
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu (4 x 2 GB)
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
CD/DVD Drive: ASUS 24x DVD Burner SATA Model DRW - 24B1ST

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't understand what the problem is, as I am attempting a clean install on a brand new PC build.
Answer
Answer

Unplug the AC power cord, wait about 5 minutes, then remove all but one stick of memory (usually the closes to the CPU and heatsink is where a single stick configuration would be acceptable to the motherboard).

 

No plug in the AC power cord and boot from the DVD and see if it will install.

 

Also I take it you ran Memtest86 for 3 full passes (this typically take hours to complete)?

 

 

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,370 Applies to: