Error 0xc00000e9


  • I'm attempting to format and boot Windows and every time I do it keeps telling me the Error 0xc00000e9 and I really have no clue what to do. I'm installing Enterprise x32bit and any help would be appreciated, thank you.
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 2:21 AM


  • Here is info from Answers:

    The error message - An unexpected I/O error has occurred, Status: (0Xc00000e9) is a hardware error pertaining to your computer's BIOS. Basically
    it is telling you that the computer is not able to reliably communicate with the hard drive.

    You may try startup repair. Startup Repair is designed to prevent a time-consuming reinstallation by diagnosing and repairing problems that
    prevent Windows from booting. Introduced in Windows Vista, Startup Repair is even easier to use because Windows 7 now installs it on your
    hard drive for you.

    Refer the links below for more details:

    What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

    Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

    I also suggest you to update the BIOS. You must get in touch with the system manufacturer to update the BIOS.

    Modifying BIOS settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot
    guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS settings can e solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk



    Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:25 AM