Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:52 AM
I was recently gifted an old IBM Thinkpad R32. I wanted to reformat it using my windows 7 CD. Unfortunately, nothing appears when I boot from the CD while in the internal drive, just a blinking underscore. I then am using an external DVD drive that requires two USB ports on the laptop. This method seems to be working, as I now get an error message instead of skipping to the linux operating system I installed on it briefly.
I choose the "Removable device" at the menu after I press f12 for the boot options on startup.
2GB of RAM is installed and has a 1.80GHz Pentium 4 processor.
Windows Boot Manager Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer. File: \boot\BCD Status: 0xc00000e9 Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured.I should also note that the installation disk works fine on my desktop computer.
Thursday, December 09, 2010 5:17 PM
// MessageId: STATUS_UNEXPECTED_IO_ERROR
// If an I/O error is returned which is not defined in the standard FsRtl filter, it is converted to the following error which is guaranteed to be in the filter. In this case information is lost, however, the filter correctly handles the exception.
#define STATUS_UNEXPECTED_IO_ERROR ((NTSTATUS)0xC00000E9 L)
Check that the CD/DVD has no scratches and run a HDD diagnostic toolkit so see that the HDD is ok.
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Friday, December 10, 2010 3:53 AM
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