Clean Install Troubles; Error code: 0x0000185  


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10, OSX
       #1

    Clean Install Troubles; Error code: 0x0000185


    I have a Lenovo, newer. It was running 10. The HD crashed. No biggie because I have drives laying around.

    I wiped an existing 500G drive clean and installed it. I created an installer USB from another Windows 10 machine I have. I ran the installer on the new machine and everything appears to go well up until it's time to restart. When the machine restarts, I get this message:

    Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
    The operating system couldn't be loaded because the system registry file is missing or contains errors.
    File: \\Windows\system32\config\system
    Error code: 0xc0000185

    So, I go through all the steps. 1) I reformatted and attempted the installation again: same result 2) I re-created the install media and tried again: same result 3) I recreated the install media on a different USB: same result 4) I attempted with a different, newly formatted HD: same result.

    I've tried multiple permutations of USB drives, HDs, work order, removing the UBS, leaving it in... I tried about ten times, and get the same result every time. If I remove the USB stick before re-boot, I still get this result. The installer runs, and upon re-boot, I get this message. If I restart the computer, this message consistently comes up. Running the repair does not work.

    I think there were two occasions of getting this error when a restart gave me a slightly different error: a BCD error.

    I need to get W10 installed on this machine pretty soon. Any thoughts on how to proceed would be appreciated.
    Last edited by phospholipid; 26 Sep 2018 at 21:25.
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  2. Posts : 14,009
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #2

    During the install, are you deleting all partitions so there is only a raw, unformatted disk left? If not, do that. Once you get that, then click Next. The installer will create the partitions it needs then proceed with the install.

    Is it a Laptop or Desktop?
    If Desktop, disconnect everything except the mouse, keyboard, display and the single drive you are installing to. Also disconnect the network cable. WHen asked for a key, click Skip, you can enter it later.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #3

    phospholipid said:
    I have a Lenovo, newer. It was running 10. The HD crashed. No biggie because I have drives laying around.

    I wiped an existing 500G drive clean and installed it. I created an installer USB from another Windows 10 machine I have. I ran the installer on the new machine and everything appears to go well up until it's time to restart. When the machine restarts, I get this message:

    Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
    The operating system couldn't be loaded because the system registry file is missing or contains errors.
    File: \\Windows\system32\config\system
    Error code: 0xc0000185

    So, I go through all the steps. 1) I reformatted and attempted the installation again: same result 2) I re-created the install media and tried again: same result 3) I recreated the install media on a different USB: same result 4) I attempted with a different, newly formatted HD: same result.

    I've tried multiple permutations of USB drives, HDs, work order, removing the UBS, leaving it in... I tried about ten times, and get the same result every time. If I remove the USB stick before re-boot, I still get this result. The installer runs, and upon re-boot, I get this message. If I restart the computer, this message consistently comes up. Running the repair does not work.

    I think there were two occasions of getting this error when a restart gave me a slightly different error: a BCD error.

    I need to get W10 installed on this machine pretty soon. Any thoughts on how to proceed would be appreciated.
    I have the EXACT same problem, I know this post was almost 3 years ago but I'm desperate as I can't for the life of me get this new SSD to work. Did you ever find a solution?
      My Computer


 

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