0xc00000e9 Error at install RRS feed

  • Question

  • So, about a month ago, my computer is all fine and well.  I left for the weekend to go camping, came back, and my computer was getting the "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message, so I figured my HDD went bad.  I popped it into another machine, and it worked fine, I could still back up all my data, so I planned on re-installing my Vista 64 Ultimate.  Now I'm getting this error, saying I either have flash media thats causing it to hang, or my HDD is bad.  Theres nothing plugged in other than mouse / keyboard on usb, and I know my HDD is still good, and I'm trying to find out if anything similar has happened, or if anyone knows how to fix this problem. 

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 2:42 AM


  • Hello,


    Before going any further, I suggest you check the following threads in the forum regarding the same error message:


    error 0xc00000e9



    Status: 0xc00000e9



    Unable to set up Windows Vista



    Black Screen with error 0xc00000e9 after reboot



    This error can occur because of bad installation media. To solve the problem, please contact Microsoft customer service to order the Windows Vista replacement installation CD.


    After receiving the disk, please continue with the following instructions to Startup Repair Windows Vista


    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)


    1) Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2) Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3) Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4) Click Repair your computer

    5) In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6) At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7) (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8) In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.


    Hope it works!


    Friday, August 29, 2008 10:57 AM