Bootcamp: Windows Error 0xc00000e9

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  1. snipecaik macrumors newbie

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    I need some possible suggestions as to why my installation of windows 7 on my mac mini (a1176) with a core 2 duo 1.83ghz constantly gives me the error: 0xc00000e9, despite the number of factors I try to change. Let me start off by sating that I am using a disc to install windows, as on my mac, due to the bootloader this is the only option. Since, I lost my official disc I have made my own, I have used 2 different iso files, in at least 5 discs (separate attempts) for windows 7 home premium 32 bit, and still I get the same error. I thought after this, that the problem might be my disc drive, so I used an external one and I still get the error.
    Any suggestions to why I keep getting this error?
    I am running os x 10.7, and using bootcamp 4.0
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Where did you get the ISO files from if you lost your disk? A bad ISO file could very well give you that error. The disk you made from the ISO... is it able to boot your Mac or a PC?
     
  3. snipecaik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used one of the ISOs before to install windows on a laptop and it worked fine.
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Are you installing to a BootCamp partition on your primary OS X drive?

    Are any other disk drives installed in, or attached to your Mini? Can you temporarily disconnect them during the install?

    You also might check Google for answers: Windows Error 0xc00000e9 mac
     
  5. snipecaik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, now that I think about it, is it possible my wireless keyboard and mouse could be causing this? They're not bluetooth, but infrared and use a usb adapter.
     
  6. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Windows 10 refused to complete the installation over and over again on my dual-drive 2012 Mac Mini Server until I opened it and unplugged the other disk drive cable ... then it completed without issue. I don't recall the error code it threw. Once installed, I plugged the drive cable back into the motherboard and it all ran without further issues.

    I had not had any issues with previous versions of Windows however, and was upgrading from Windows 8.1 when I experienced this problem.
     
  7. snipecaik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to try that now, and use an external disk drive instead. I'll report back once I'm done
     
  8. hfg macrumors 68040

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    I don't think Windows is going to allow you to directly install to an "external" disk drive. I have run Windows externally by first doing a standard BootCamp type installation to the primary drive, then using WinClone to move that installation to the external Thunderbolt SSD drive, and then deleting the BootCamp partition.
     
  9. hfg macrumors 68040

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    I think you are installing Windows 7 here. However, with the Windows 10 upgrade, even on my genuine BIOS Windows PC I had to temporarily disconnect all additional drives except the installation drive to get a completed upgrade installation.
     
  10. snipecaik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for this suggestion, it worked for me, and after 6 relentless months of trying to get windows on my mac, I now have it installed.
     

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