Error booting Vista most of the times but not always..?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by grobbebol, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. grobbebol

    grobbebol Guest

    I installed Windows a few days ago. Sometimes (1 out of 5 times) it
    boots well, but most of the times I get an error while booting Vista

    WINDOWS FAILED TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE
    THE CAUSE
    FILE: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE
    STATUS: 0XC000000E
    INFO: THE SELECTED ENTRY COULD NOT BE LOADED BECAUSE THE APPLICATION IS
    MISSING OR CORRUPT

    I didn't change any hardware. Repairing Vista doesn't work, because the
    original Vista install DVD gives file corruptions when booting from it
    in that cases.
    The Vista memory diagnose gives no errors.


    So I don't know if it's Vista or hardware related. It looks like
    hardware (memory?), but I really don't know.

    My hardware looks like this:

    MSI P35 Neo2-FIR motherboard
    Quad 6600 CPU
    Corsair Twin 2X1Gb DDR2, PC2-6400 memory (according to CPU-Z its CL 4,
    but I thought I bought CL5 memory). CPU-Z SPD says: 275Mhz timing:
    4-4-4-12, 400Mhz timing 6-6-6-18

    I tried the memory timings 6-6-6-18, 5-5-5-15 and 4-4-4-12 and tried
    the default BIOS value (enable SPD) but that didn't resolve the issue

    Do you know what the problem may cause?
     
    grobbebol, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. File corruptions when installing Vista often mean there is lint or other
    bits of material on the media. Wipe with a soft, dry cloth and try again.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. grobbebol

    grobbebol Guest

    Thanks for your reply
    I cleaned the DVD but unfortunately it didn't help. The DVD does wor
    once in a while and on another PC it always works

    I think both the DVD problems and the Vista boot problems from m
    harddrive do have the same cause
    Is it a Vista cause? Is it a memory cause, MB cause, something else?
    don't know

    Some other suggestions maybe
     
    grobbebol, Jul 2, 2008
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  4. Garbage in garbage out. If something is wrong reading from the dvd then the
    error is what is written to the hard drive. Have you been able to use other
    discs in the optical drive and were there any errors? Is the dvd an
    original MS or OEM dvd or a copy? (there is nothing wrong with using a copy)
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 3, 2008
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