Can't Install Windows: Error 0xc0000225 Tags: Windows 7 Last response: February 14, 2013 10:28 PM in Windows 7 Share vinny1729 February 14, 2013 10:20:24 PM Hello. This is my first time building a computer myself, and I am pretty psyched. Well, not really. I just can't get the OS installed. I can install 32 bit, but I can't even load a 64 bit DVD. I get the error 0xc0000225, and it says it may be a hardware issue. Then it just keeps bootlooping. Also, I can only install 32 bit windows with IOAPIC off, if that is any help. Here are the parts for my system: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive I have been Googling this issue for the past three days with no luck. I only have one stick of RAM inserted. I have taken out the graphics card. So I only have the essential parts installed. Thanks everyone for reading this. I hope someone will be able to help me. More about : install windows error 0xc0000225 nbelote February 14, 2013 10:28:21 PM Check the bottom post on this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20638-63-windows-boot... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows boot manager windows failed to start for windows 7 status 0xc0000225 ForumStartup repair loop / Error 0xc0000225 corrupted registry ForumCan't install windows 7 64-bit. ForumWindows 7 64 bit cant install ForumCan't install Windows 7 64 bit on 680i LT mobo Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] 0xc0000225 ForumCant boot windows ForumCannot get windows 7 to install . Please help, driving me nuts. ForumFails to install on GPT/UEFI system? ForumAsus P9X79 Pro - Win 7 install issues ForumUpgrading to an SSD- HELP! Asus X501a ForumAsus kcma-d8 problem with OS install ..seems to be acpi/hardware issue Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumInstalling Microsoft Office 2007 (any version) on Windows 7 ForumIs Dell OEM Windows 7 Legal To Sell? ForumHow do i take a picture with my webcam on my laptop windows 7 ForumHardware acceleration error after upgrading to windows 7 ForumHp pavilion g6 2132tx drivers for windows 7 ForumSony vaio vgn_fz 130e drivers for webcam for windows 7 ForumHelp with windows 7 first pc build More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !