View Full Version : Get error code: 0x0000001 when starting windows 8

07-25-2012, 11:08 PM
Hello everyboday,

I installed windows 8, and it was running fine for about a week, then a problem comes - Recovery. Your PC couldn't start properly. After mulitple tried, the operating system on your PC failed to start, so it needs to be repaired.

Error code:0x0000001.

What I have tired:

1. run recovery,
2. re-installed windows 8,
3. re-install some apps

None of above works. You have any fixes?

07-26-2012, 10:14 AM
How did you install the OS? Did you visit the Compatibility Center (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/en-US/CompatCenter/Home)before installing Win 8 RP

07-26-2012, 09:38 PM
You might try to refresh your pc.

07-27-2012, 03:17 AM
This error code can show incompatibility. This article (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/what-is-error-code-0x00000001/a41e6e0e-84ad-4886-a11b-cd550eefde41) discusses this error. The article is written for Vista, but is also appropriate to Win 8.

09-23-2012, 10:03 AM
I have gotten error code 0xc0000001 on every attempt (dozens) to install W8, since W8RP was introduced. W8CP worked wonderfully. I've downloaded the ISO, burned to DVD, and installed to a clean partition. The install follows all the steps, but on the restart after "installing updates", it goes to the WINDOWS screen with the 5 circling dots for an hour or so. The message comes up that my computer will not start. I've followed dozens of tips from 'Microsoft Answers', but have had no success. I have an HP Pavilion p6210f PC with an Athlon II 620 Quad-Core processor.

09-23-2012, 10:36 AM
I would definitely try a completely new download of the ISO file with a slow burn to a new DVD. Boot to the DVD and select Custom Install, then choose the Drive Options and delete and format the partition, then install again.

Were you choosing Custom Install previously or Upgrade Install? I have heard of some really strange failures with the Upgrade Install option.

09-23-2012, 07:20 PM
My intall was set up to dual boot, with W8 on a clean formated 60 gig partition. I burned the ISO DVD with ImgBurn, at the slowest setting. Actually, I've burned about 8 DVDs,most with Microsoft default burner, one with Img Burn and one with some other program which I can't recall: All the results are the same. I'm attempting a Custom Install, booting from the DVD using Advanced Settings so I can choose the partition on my drive. I'm trying to get a friend to attempt an install using my latest DVD to see if his machine will boot from it, but he hasn't reported the results yet. I'm thinking more and more that my computer isn't compatible, even though it seems to be adequate on paper. Any other thoughts?

09-24-2012, 01:30 AM
Check in your Bios for an NX/XD option (http://techdows.com/2012/06/fix-to-your-pcs-cpu-isnt-compatible-wiht-windows-8-warning.html)and make sure it's enabled. Starting with Win 8 RP MS is enforcing a more stringent security standard. If this is not set to enabled, you will not be able to install Win 8. I had not heard of that particular installation error, but who knows.

09-24-2012, 02:27 AM
Yes, I updated my bios and enabled NX and PAE already-you were right on track with that advice, but it didn't help. I've been told that the Sha 1-hash could be a problem, but I've been unable to verify that this is NOT the issue. Some help with that might be what I need. Thank You!

09-24-2012, 07:24 AM
You can install Hash Tab for Windows (http://www.implbits.com/HashTab/HashTabWindows.aspx). Once you have installed Hash Tab, simply right click the ISO file and choose properties. There will be a new Hash Tab. Check the Sha 1 Hash there.

09-25-2012, 05:53 PM
I copied the Sha 1-hash when I downloaded the ISO file. I have downloaded a hash calc program, but my DVD has 9 files on it that all give a different 40 digit number. Nothing seems to relate to the Sha 1 that I was supposed to have downloaded. I'm really in the dark about what it all means, except for the fact that what I downloaded should match what was listed on the download page.

09-26-2012, 02:23 AM
This is the official MS download (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download). You can see the Sha-1 Hash listed. For other versions of Win 8 there should be similar info available.

I would definitely use a different DVD for each ISO file. You say your DVD has 9 different files on it. I do not understand this. A DVD will not fit 9 copies of Win 8.

Download the ISO file, Right Click the ISO file and choose Burn Image to Disk. This will use the native burner to burn this ISO file to a DVD and create the installation DVD.

09-26-2012, 12:39 PM
You said right click on the ISO file. When I right click on the DVD drive it shows me 9 files (Autorun, setup, en-us, etc.) I get a different 40 digit Sha for every one of them. Do you see my confusion?

09-26-2012, 12:43 PM
Oh, that's the DVD burned from the ISO download from the official Microsoft sight the you alluded to. They told me to check ths Sha 1-hash, I just wish it were that simple. Thank you for your simple directions, I just couldn't comply. I'm trying to not take my frustration out on you,: you're just trying to help!

09-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Did you install Hash Tab? If not, do so now. Is so, Right Click on the original ISO file (Not on a file on the DVD, I misunderstood what you had on the DVD). On the original ISO file (The file you downloaded before you burned it to DVD) select properties from the Right Click context menu. There will be a Ile Hashes tab on the right click context. This Sha-1 Hash must run. It will give you a Sha-1 Hash that matches the Sha-1 Hash given on the web page.


It really is pretty simple after you set it up the first time. As you can see the various hashes are displayed. If the web page does not show the Sha-1 Hash, it should show one of the others.