When installing the Windows system on the computer, an error message appears instead of entering the installation program

Yifei Liu 0 Reputation points

When I booted ISO using a USB drive and installed Windows LTSC on my new computer,an error message appears instead of entering the installation program。

The error is as follows:


Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

The header checksum for this file doesn't match the computed checksum.

Error code: 0xc0000221


Windows 10
Windows 10
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    The error message "The header checksum for this file doesn't match the computed checksum" with error code 0xc0000221 can occur when installing Windows. This error is usually caused by a corrupted installation media, a failing hardware component, or a corrupted file system. To resolve this issue, you can try creating a new installation media, checking your hardware components, or repairing the file system using the Windows Recovery Environment.


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  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,156 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH bug check has a value of 0xC0000221. The bug check indicates that a driver or a system DLL is corrupted.

    This bug check results from a serious error in a driver or other system file. The file header checksum doesn't match the expected checksum. This bug check also might be caused by faulty hardware in the I/O path to the file, such as a disk error, faulty RAM, or a corrupted page file.

    Please try a new Windows image with a new USB drive and see if the issue persists.


    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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