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Hi guys. I follow the steps of the following guide. The usb drive restarts normally but the windows installer interrupts with "missing files" message...
Code:
File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.efi 
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Any ideas??????

Trying to install Windows 7 64bit on SSD. Asus p8z68 deluxe motherboard i7 2600k intel processor.
Motherboard supports UEFI bios....

(I copy the \EFI\microsoft\boot folder or I cut copy (delete it). )

I follow the steps of the following guide before i get missing files reports....

Quote:
Your USB drive must be bootable, and be formatted with a FAT32 File system. The UEFI is unable to identify a USB drive formatted with NTFS as a UEFI boot device.
Make a bootable USB device for UEFI and GPT:

Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
Type lis dis, press Enter
Type sel dis X (where X is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
Type cle, press Enter
Type cre par pri, press Enter
Type act, press Enter
Type for quick fs=fat32, press Enter
Type ass, press Enter
Type exi, press Enter
Copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract first).

Your USB drive must also contain the directory and file: \EFI\Boot\BOOTX64.EFI. This is the EFI installation bootloader extension.
If you do not have this directory, or file on your USB drive, fear not. This is how you create it.
First, create a new directory called Boot inside the \EFI directory
You will then need to copy all of the files from the \EFI\microsoft\boot directory, up one level into the directory you just created (\EFI\Boot).
Next, use 7-Zip to open the archive located at: *:\sources\install.wim (* is the drive letter of your USB key that holds the Windows 7 installation files)
Inside the archive, find the file located in folder "1" \Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi.
Copy this file to *:\EFI\Boot\ location you created earlier. (Not in 7-zip) (This file is also available from any current windows 7 installation). It is located in the C:\Windows\Boot\EFI directory.
After copying the file to the EFI\Boot directory, rename the file in *:\EFI\Boot\bootmgfw.efi toBOOTX64.EFI. You should now have an EFI bootloader directory for Windows called *:\EFI\Boot\, with all of the files copied from the EFI\microsoft\Boot. Directory, and the newly named BOOTX64.EFI
Your install media (DVD/USB) must be inserted into your PC prior to powering it up. This will allow your UEFI to register your device (DVD drive/USB drive) as a UEFI boot enabled device.

Also I should let you know that I cannot find the file the file \Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi. when I Use 7-Zip to open the archive X:\sources\install.wim so I copy it from another normal windows 7 installtion (found in c:\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi.)


Thanks people
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ahanasis View Post

Hi guys. I follow the steps of the following guide. The usb drive restarts normally but the windows installer interrupts with "missing files" message...
Thanks people

use the mbr instal guide.
post #1563 of 5384
OK, just spent last night and this morning reading the entire thread. AWESOME job. I am off to Fry's to get new board, cpu, mem and ssd. I'll start the build today. Thanks for giving me the confidence to do this, I'll keep you posted on the progress! thumb.gif
post #1564 of 5384
Hi Sean,
First, thanks very much for putting this together! I've been building machines for my boss for work and been using your guide for each one.
Question: Kinda confused about Intel RST. Clicking through the link and narrowing down my OS (Win7 64-bit), there are 4 downloads. Is Intel RST the appropriate one if I am using a non-Intel SSD, not in any sort of RAID? Also, I've been hearing about Marvel and Intel SATA ports... are these present on H67 boards and how do I find out?
Thanks again
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Originally Posted by Nonno Ken View Post

OK, just spent last night and this morning reading the entire thread. AWESOME job. I am off to Fry's to get new board, cpu, mem and ssd. I'll start the build today. Thanks for giving me the confidence to do this, I'll keep you posted on the progress! thumb.gif

cool smile.gif

thanks
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Originally Posted by ijustjoinedlol View Post

Hi Sean,
First, thanks very much for putting this together! I've been building machines for my boss for work and been using your guide for each one.
Question: Kinda confused about Intel RST. Clicking through the link and narrowing down my OS (Win7 64-bit), there are 4 downloads. Is Intel RST the appropriate one if I am using a non-Intel SSD, not in any sort of RAID? Also, I've been hearing about Marvel and Intel SATA ports... are these present on H67 boards and how do I find out?
Thanks again

Use this driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20624/eng/iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=20624&ProductID=2101&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology

as for the Marvell port, it should be in the mobo manual.
post #1566 of 5384
I like these single long threads...

Hi sean back !!!

I have found out the the problem was due to the fact that I was using a publicly modified .ISO version so there were files missing.....

Now I got the ISO from the Original DVD and the things in your guide work like a charm......

(A "Paypal" button would get me to place my humble $1 contribution biggrin.gif even if your work e.g in a book or paid set of videos could worth even $99 fee !!!)

Take care
Happy new year.....With good profitable business !!! ALWAYS !!!thumb.gif
post #1567 of 5384
If you have a USB3 stick then better place it on USB2 during installation. Lack of USB3 support using OS drivers caused errors for me.......

Stick it in USB2 port. It will be pretty quick anyway..... Took me 5 minute for installation on SSD....with boots included....NO JOKES.....
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EDIT: lets hope this install works~
Edited by jetplane48 - 1/9/12 at 4:05pm
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Question for you Sean.

I was planning on doing a 7 install with all the windows update already applied with RT7 Lite instead of having to do all the update manually.

Then, follow the steps from your guide.

Would all the optimization still be working fine ?

Thank you
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Originally Posted by Arsonx View Post

Question for you Sean.
I was planning on doing a 7 install with all the windows update already applied with RT7 Lite instead of having to do all the update manually.
Then, follow the steps from your guide.
Would all the optimization still be working fine ?
Thank you

I don't see why it wouldn't
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