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Windows 8 error and I'm stumped


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My father in-law's computer is a HP 2000. Originally running Windows 8 but he upgraded to Windows 10. Now he's getting an 0xc0000225 error code a blue recovery screen. No copies of Windows available, everything preinstalled. I created both a Win8 and Win10 disc using an iso file with mediacreationtool.exe
1. So i select the language, time and currency, and keyboard
2. Then I tried, Repair computer, Use a device, internal cd/DVD rom drive but that didn't work.
3. So I tried "install now" of win10. Selected Win10 home. Then Next. Then selected upgrade. Then displays a compatibility report:upgrade option isn't available.
4. I also tried running a sfc scannow "windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8


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Since he is running Windows 10, you're best bet is the sister site for Windows 10 in my signature.

But let me go ahead and ask you: what are your goals - get his system up and running (by fixing the issues) or wiping it clean and starting fresh?

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    Core i7 965 EE @3.6 GHz
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 @ 1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Logitech G15 Keyboard (gen 2)
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
    Nightly|Chrome|Canary|Edge+ (Chromium)|Edge
    Windows Defender + MB 3

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