Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 6 years ago

Huge issues starting windows 7?

Okay so I did something stupid, I was trying to access my BIOS but it would start up too quick for me to see the options so I kept restarting the PC.

I get all of these errors when I go into windows recovery and it won't go past this. I've tried every option with the F8 menu,


Status: 0xc0000098

Info: missing or corrupt


Status: 0xc0000098

Info: kernel is missing or corrupt


Status: 0xc0000221

Info: file is possibly corrupt. It's header checksum does not match the computed checksum

Is there anyway that I am able to wipe my hard drive from BIOS so I can start fresh?

Do I need a new hard drive now?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
    Best Answer

    Your Windows 7 has been corrupted.

    Format and Install a new copy of Windows 7 on your system to fix this issue.

  • 6 years ago

    "Do I need a new hard drive now?" It sure sounds to me like your hard drive is DYING.

    And, no, you do not need to re-format your hard drive prior to trying to do a full System Recovery, as explained in the PC's User Manual.

    TIP: If the re-install fails, take your PC, and your BURNED Windows Recovery DVD, to a reputable Repair Depot to replace the hard drive. And, I do hope you have a recent Backup of your Personal Data files.

  • 6 years ago

    Here are some tips for updating your BIOS:

    Check for additional info on Windows 7 here:

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    You need to download BIOS for windows 7 from net into Pen drive and boot from there.

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