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Can't Install Windows: Error 0xc0000225

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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.
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