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I am trying to install Windows 8 Release Preview. I made a bootable USB key from the iso file using the MS tool for the job, as I've done a bunch of times in the past for both Windows 8 and Windows 7.

On booting from the USB key, the "Windows" title comes up for a minute, and then the screen turns blue with white lettering with the following message:

"The operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

Errorcode: 0xc0000098"

I have successfully used this iso file and this USB key to install in the past - same computer as well. I have searched around, but haven't found anything that really matches this problem.

Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on, and how I might get the installation to proceed?


[Edit - I guess my iso file must have gotten damaged in copying it around. I downloaded a new copy, and install went without a hitch.]

Fresh install off a brand new home premium 64 bit OEM DVD. Computer was running perfect on XP beforehand, and everything passed the windows 7 compatibility program. I'm attempting to install on a new Intel SSD, but I can't even get to the screen where you chose partition,drive,etc.

About 20 seconds into the installation it comes up with an error 0xc0000098 ql2300.sys or q12300.sys (can't tell if its an L or 1), critical system driver is missing or corrupt. Tried running with 1 stick of ram, AHCI mode and IDE mode, unplugged every SATA device except the boot HD and boot DVD. Also tried turning off digital driver signing, as well as safe mode and did the built in memory test. DVD doesnt have a scratch or fleck of dust on it. I tried searching for similar problems on these forums as well as general google searches, but none of the ideas have worked thus far. Don't have another 64 bit computer to test the DVD in.

Any ideas would be of great help, thanks!

Hello, new to this forum. I hope someone can help.

I have been trying to install Windows 7 Beta onto an AMD machine and continously get a Winload.exe error. The error read as such:
"Status: 0xc0000098"
"The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I have burned the ISO with 3 different programs, have loaded it on another machine without problems, tried to install from flash drive and have tried various hard drives. My Computer is as below:

HP a420n
AMD Athlon 2600+
ASUS A7V8X-LA (Kamet 2)
2.0 G Main Board Memory
ATI Radeon 9200
Seagate 80G (tried Maxtor 40g, Seagate 300g)
Pioneer DVD-RW 112-D
Samsung DVD-R SH162C

I have tried removing the video card and used the mainboard card, taken out half the memory, disconnected dvd drives so that only one is installed, updated the BIOS, disconnected all USB connections.
Im I fighting a mainboard incompatibility issue? I have installed XP many times with no problem.
I have also run the Vista compatibility test and shows a pass status (except the video card was a bit low).
I CANNOT install windows Vista either. I get a similar error about winload, except the error with vista states:
"It's header checksum does not match the computed checksum."
Any ideas? Is this machine slated to be an XP machine only?

Ok I have a toshiba satellite L305D-S5974. I was having trouble with my computer starting up it would say windows starting but the the screen would be black with the mouse thing on it but it wouldnt do nothing after that so I did a recovery disk and did a repair. When it restarted windows boot manager came up saying "windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software changed might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next." 3. Click " repair your computer." If you do not havethis disc, contact youreee system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: bootBCD Status: 0xc0000098 Info: the window boot configuration data file does not contain a vakid OS entry." Now I cant do anything this screen always there. I want to do a factory reset. Is it still posisble to reset without any discs. Or whats the next step? I dont want to mess it up more.. Help please!!

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:


Your PC needs to be repaired

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

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. I have eliminated the possibility of it being a corrupt download by re-downloading the file and creating a new disk. No one on the Microsoft forums or on any other forum I have posted to seems to be able to help me. My frustration is building because I am anxious to get my PC up and running so I can start gaming on it. It has been just sitting here for over a week now. Can someone come up clutch here?

Thank you !!!

It wasn't exactly the way I planned but I got it sorted ... There is allways a way

I have played around with easy bcd and got a fault 0xC0000098 (Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry).

So to solve this I have searched online and downloaded ebcd (emergency boot cd) , and guess as soon as I booted that CD is sorted my slow start up problem automaticly. Funny isn't it I have also used it to solve 0xC0000098 error.. So now everything works fine !

I was just wondering can you use EBCD or EasyBCD to solve issues like boot mgr missing or ntdlr missing ?? That would be absolutely brilliant if there's some article about it.

So I could get my friends computer sorted as well ... And my other hdd's ..

Okay, did a clean swipe of HDD and installed Windows 7 PRO with no problem - everything working fine. Then "appear" to have installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. When I start the computer, I have the choice of either selecting Windows or Ubuntu. When I select Windows, I have NO PROBLEMS. However, when I select Ubuntu, I get the following error message and need to know how to fix:

Windows failed to start and you must either:

1. Install Windows install disk
2. Choose your language
3. Click repair

Status: 0Xc0000098

Selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

So, thoughts on how to get Ubuntu to launch when I chose? Know there is something I am missing.......I believe the loader is looking for the file NSTAutoNeoGrub0.mbr????