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Windows 7 error code 0x8007045d during clean install.

Q: Windows 7 error code 0x8007045d during clean install.

Hi i am trying to help my friend out he bought his son a emachines em350 netbook with windows 7 installed. For some reason it got messesd up and he tried to do a system restore. Since then when you try to boot up its saying input a password to unlock the harddrive which we dont know. After you input wrong code 3 times you get option to continue which takes you to black screen saying no bootable device detected press any key to continue. Next i tried to do clean install with windows 7 from a usb this goes fine untill it asks for missing cd/dvd driver i have found away round this which is to select cancel then when back on install now screen swap the usb to another port and continue. This works so i select terms and so on then get to part where it asks where to install windows now i have formated and made a active partition on the hard drive but when i try to click next i get error code 0x8007045d this is where im stuck. I have also tried anothe r hard drive and i get the same thing any ideas anyone. Thank you in advarnce.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 error code 0x8007045d during clean install.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 error code 0x8007045d during clean install.

The HD may be damaged, do you have anyway to do an HD test from anything that came with Acer? Like a diagnostic cd?

Second, what is this password that it is prompting? Was the netbook's HD encrypted or is it a BIOS password of some sort?

Third, the problem may be the Win 7 installation on your usb stick.. perhaps from a bad ISO. Try to re-make it.

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So I launched my PC the other day and was greeted with a BSOD. System repair didn't work so I decided now would be a good time to install the Samsumg 840 EVO SSD that has just been sitting in my room for a while.

So I unplugged the harddrive and then plugged in the SSD, but when installing I was greeted with error code 0x8007045D.

The error appears during the "Expanding files" part of the install at around 4%, and the dialogue advises to check for missing files.

Here's all of the things I've tried:

Downloading an ISO from digital river
Microsoft's own USB boot drive software AND command prompt
Running Memtest - it came out clear
Changing from ACHI to IDE mode
Undoing all overclocking on the system
Cleaning the SSD with the command prompt
Resetting the BIOS settings to default
Disabling secure boot
Unplugging any unnecessary peripherals
Those are all the things I can think of.
Has anyone got any more ideas? It's really frustrating that I can't use my PC at all at the moment (especially with Thief about to come out - I've been excited for ages! :P)

A:Error code 0x8007045D when doing fresh install

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failu... Read more

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I can's get past "error code 0x8007045D" while installing Windows 7. I'm working off the CD Disk that was sent to me. Any help?

A:Windows 7 - error code 0x8007045D?

Try booting the DVD, choose Custom install.

Who sent you the DVD? What does it say on it?

This is a disk read error which normally means the media is bad. Look for obvious scratches or dirt on DVD.

If you have already tried booting to install, try running from OS.

Then try copying the files to the desktop to run Setup.

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Hi, I'm trying to fix my brother's Dell Inspiron N5030 because he couldn't get windows to boot after running startup repair several times.

So I made a WIN 7 bootable USB using Wintoflash, booted the usb, and ran the startup repair utility 2-3 times with no luck. Then I tried to re-install windows. When I selected his primary hard drive it had a yellow triangle by it and it said something like "drive may fail soon." I went ahead and tried the install anyway and at 5% it stopped and I received error code 0x8007045D. So I ran chkdsk, and it deleted many corrupted files, but i still get the same error code when installing.

I don't believe this error is the fault of the installer because I used the same iso, program, and flash drive to re-install windows on my laptop (which is the same exact model) without any issue. Also, after a little prodding, I found out that his laptop had a fairly hard fall right around the time that it stopped booting windows. So, after all this, I'm pretty sure the culprit is his hardrive. My question is: how can I be sure of this?

One thing to note: he had his current hard drive installed aftermarket because his original hard drive failed.

A:Error code 0x8007045D when re-installing Windows 7

Boot into BIOS setup to see if HD is detected. If not try reinstalling, check contacts, replace if necessary.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which... Read more

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I tried to reinstall windows 7 after installing my new Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 mainboard, but the process stops at 1-2% and throws the 0x8007045D
Error message. I quick formatted and repartitionated the HDD. Still the same error. I tried again after low formatting the HDD with partition wizard,
repartitionated again, still getting Error 0x8007045D.

Also updated my bios, ran chkdsk and partition wizards sector check, which both say the HDD is fine, installed xubuntu and archlinux without any problem, reformatted and repartitioned again, changed my SATA-Controller in BIOS from AHCI to IDE, took out 1 RAM module, tried win 7 professional 64-bit without SP1 and win 7 prof. 32-bit. I ran the Installation Disk in both, UEFI and normal mode (of course with gpt partition table in uefi mode and mbr in normal mode), tried different SATA connectors and cables and burned and tried every single iso at least twice (with different programs).

I'm still getting Error 0x8007045D with every single setup I try.

System Specs:

Mainboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 with BIOS Version 1602
Previous Mainboard: Asrock N68C-S UCC
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 Dual Channel 1333MHz
Video Card: Gainward Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
HDD: Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 1TB
CPU : AMD Athlon II X4 640 4x3Ghz
ODD: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S

Also interesting:
When I try to wipe out the disk with diskpart after booting the installation disk, it also throws an I/O Error but I don't know what to do about that.

W... Read more

A:Error code 0x8007045D during Windows 7 Professional x64 Installation

Hi,

You covered a lot, so the only thing I can think of is to take the CD/DVD drive out of the equation (although I note you did install a Linux distro using that, in addition to PW).

Download the appropriate Windows 7 ISO here, then use this tool to write it to a 4GB USB flash drive, which also makes it bootable. Insert the drive into a USB2.0 port, and then boot from that and try the installation.

The error is usually an I/O error....although I don't know why you should be able to install a Linux distro and not Windows. Did you install all the motherboard drivers prior to attempting to install Windows 7?

Regards,
Golden

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Hi all,
Just inherited a pc, and bought a brand new 1tb hdd yesterday to install windows on. I was foolish at first by not changing any of the bios settings (was a long time since I have done an install) and just left it as it was. I got through to installing windows and it stopped at expanding files with the above error code, which I have heard is really common
Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.
Now I am certain there is nothing wrong with the DVD, as it is the same one that has been used on two other PC's. I tried turning it off and restarting, that was when I got another error load up - Bootmgr is missing!
After this I restarted it and changed the bios settings to boot from the DVD drive. I tried doing a repair on this through the disc. Went through all the settings and typed Bootrec.exe/REBUILDBCD in command prompt but that came back fine. I tried clicking startup repair after this but it did not restart, so I just went through the motions and restarted it manually as by this point I was getting frustrated. Upon restart I went through and booted from the DVD, and it went straight through. This time I tried re-installing but deleted all the partitions on the drive which had appeared since trying to install. However the same error message has come up again. Anyone who can solve this for me, I be tempted to send you a box of chocs no matter wher... Read more

A:troubles installing windows (clean install) - error code 0x80070017

Is it possible your computer or mobo maker has a newer BIOS update for handling larger HD's? If not reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS,

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command then follow Step 2.2 here to format a smaller install partition and mark Active: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Next remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+. Then swap sticks to try install again.

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Ok I have been over this forum with a fine tooth comb the past few days trying to troubleshoot my problem that I am having.

I have attempted to install every iteration of windows 7 on my brand new build. I don't have any blank DVD's so I have been attempting to install from USB. Every time it will get to the Expanding Windows Files and it hangs at 0% then eventually throws this error ( 0x8007045D ).

Before every attempted install the HDD is pulled and wiped using my other system. My BIOS is set to default and I don't have settings to disable legacy USB.

Every part of this build is literally brand new all bought at the same time at the same place. I am quite literally stumped as to what is going on and the last attempt I tried I knocked the system down to 2gb of RAM and moved the SATA cable to the 6gbs connector and still nothing.

Motherboard - MSI 970A-G46
CPU - AMD FX 8350
RAM - 8gb Ballistix
GPU - XFX HD 7770 Ghost Edition
PSU - Corsair CX 750

My case is a Corsair 800D which has the hot swap drive bays. I thought that maybe the hard drive was bad but when I put it into the bay I can hear it spin up, but don't hear the hard drive at all during the attempted windows install.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, I also attempted a clone hard drive as I have had luck with them just swapping to an entirely new system in the past but didn't happen on this build. With the cloned drive on my new build I just sit at the windows splash forever an... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit install ERROR 0x8007045D

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes ce... Read more

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Hello,

I recently bought my Husband a new computer setup of the following:

Asus X99-A Mobo, Intel i7-5820K CPU, Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 4x4GB Ram and a Samsung 850 Evo SSD

My husband, being an IT by trade, went through the BIOS menus and started to attempt to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. He has since then been plagued by errors, majority of them being the error code 0x8007045d.

We have tried the following:

Removed all unnecessary parts (barebones minimum) to do the steps below.

Set the BIOS to Legacy, Used DVD-ROM as first in booting order, and used both the Win 7 CD as well as a USB install to no avail. We use DrivePART to format the partition/drive between each attempt, and get the error code above.

Set the BIOS to UEFI, used Rufus to create a bootable Win 7 install drive with UEFI enabled. With this we either cannot find the drive, or sometimes it'll give us the same error.

With UEFI, we were successful in installing Windows -once-, however upon loading drivers for the motherboard, windows crashed and since then was unstable, sending us back to redoing the process all over again.

Thinking that it may be the SSD, we put the new SSD in my computer with Samsung Magician. It said the drive was in good health. We did a secure erase on it to attempt again. We attempted to use DrivePart again to partition the drive, and same error code (using Legacy USB/DVD again)

We ran chkdisk on the SSD with no errors. The SSD allows windows 7 to install on my comp... Read more

A:Windows won't install on new computer, error 0x8007045d

Welcome to our forum namnomm.

Well now that is a long list of things you folks have tried.

Did you by chance make sure Secure Boot is disabled in the bios?

Their are members that do more installs in a week than I do in years. Just hang in there for more help.

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Never had a problem before,
Last night I tried to burn a short film my daughter had made for school onto DVD, I kept getting this error code.
I've googled it and there are a variety differing methods to sort it out. I'm sort of wondering now as to what to do now? Any ideas?
Running Vista premium
Sp1
 

A:Error code 0X8007045D

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I have a dell computer on windows 7, I am getting an error code 0X8007045D i also cannot boot my computer to the home screen, it takes me to the system recovery options i did the command chkdsk /f /r but it tells me "windows cannot run disc check on this volume because it is write protected what do i do now?
 

A:Error Code 0X8007045D

Try running the disc check again and this time type in chkdsk C: /r

If your main drive is anything but C: change the C: to the appropriate letter.

If that still won't run or it makes no difference start tapping the F8 key as soon as you switch on until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears and select Last Known Good Configuration. If that fails try "Repair My Computer" and when you get to the options select Startup Repair.

Let me know what happens.
 

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So my laptop has been acting screwy for a few days so I thought why not remove all the junk on it and start over. So I inserted the cd it came with, formatted all the hard drives possible and tried to reinstall windows 7. I got the error "windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007045D" so after a few attentions latter and some googling on my ipod. I tried deleting the drive and installing, switching my only memory to the other memory slot. All this to no avail. How can I fix this?

A:Error Code: 0x8007045D

Hi ybother,

What is the brand name/model of your laptop? Try performing a diagnostics on your computer hard drive. Go to a working computer and and download the hard drive diagnostics utility from the manufacturer's website of your computer hard drive. Boot the program onto a bootable media(e.g. CD) and boot your computer to the CD. Follow the on-screen instructions and test your computer hard drive for any errors.

Also, may I ask is that Windows 7 CD you have a legitimate copy...NOT a pirated copy?

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Few days ago my windows crashed.My laptop was rebooting again and again.I tried to re-install windows 7 but when setup comes to "installing windows" portion.it gets stuck on the second step "gathering files required".
this step is completed to 68% but after this it never goes beyond.i tried to install windows 8.similar thing happened and after about 5 minutes,it showed the error 0x8007045D

A:ERROR code 0x8007045D

Work through Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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I'm having trouble with my hard drive, it's a WD elements 320gb hard drive and when I try to put anything on it or take thing off it it give me this message saying it was unable to do it because of an unexpected error "error 0x8007045D: the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" I have some important files on this hard drive so if some could help I would be very great full

A:Error code 0x8007045D

Hello Ske7ch, welcome to the forum

Have a look at this; Error 0x8007045D: the request could not be performed because of an - Microsoft Answers

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I have an HP tx2627cl table notebook (swivel screen), Win 7 Home prem OS, 4GB ram and a Seagate ext HD (75GB free of 279GB) which will not allow me to backup. I get error message 0x8007045D because of "an i/o device error". I can copy files to that external HD (I, but can't use Windows Backup. I did a check disk of I:/ and got no errors. When I click on Backup to I:/, it starts, says it is creating a shadow copy, runs for a couple of minutes (about 5-6%) then I get the above error message. I have switched USP ports, and tried doing a backup from a "clean boot state" with the recommended settings--all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't backup, error code 0x8007045D

Hello wxford and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you trying to create a System Backup Image of the OS, or are you trying to backup personal data?
Imaging is not the best or recommended method to backup personal data.
Imaging is the recommended method to backup the OS partition(s).
I'm guessing you want to create a System Backup Image.

Run a System File Check to see if any errors are found.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you already haven't, you can do a Google search for 0x8007045D and see what you find.
Here's a couple links i found that may help.
0x8007045d

Error message when you try to perform a full backup on a Windows Vista-based computer: "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

If you don't find a solution, you could consider trying a different program to create backup images.
Macrium Reflect has a free version that is recommended by many here on SF.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
You can also get a free version of Acronis from the Seagate website.

Seagate and Western Digital have a free version of Acronis for anyone that has one of their HD's.
Macrium, Acronis, and other programs are better and much easier to use than Windows backup imho.
I use and prefer Acronis (paid) for Backup Images because I've used it for many years without issues.

hope this helps,
David

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I have laptop that has no operating system on it and when I try to install a system from cd or usb flash drive I get error code 0x8007045d. All the media I'm using works with other computers. I've tried XP, Windows 7 32 bit & 64 bit. Ubuntu, Linux mint.
 

A:Solved: error code 0x8007045d

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Trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) , but whenever I try to install it, the error code 80070017 appears saying the update has failed. I have numerous times to install it and it still won't allow me to install the update.
 

A:Error Code 80070017 when trying to install updates after a clean install.

Have you allowed Windows Update to run automatically to get all the previous updates? it should follow on to install SP1 automatically without intervention.
 

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I've spent the whole of today and yesterday trying to install windows 10 onto my SSD, it's not partitioned as i have read from various sites that the installation software will you all of that but everytime it get to the step after copying the files over i get the error 0x8007025D and nothing i've found online has worked.

A:failed during clean install Error Code 0x8007025D

I am having same exact problem??

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i had pop ups appering on my computer and clean it with Spybot and AVG, after the pop ups stopped. my friend told me to install malwarebyte, because its really good in its opinion.when i tryied to install it. it failed and an error appear like that.
C:\Program Files/Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll

Unable to register the DLL/OCX: CreateProcess failed; code 2
can anyone help me on that one please. i got an hijackthis log as well

************************

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:43:14 PM, on 1/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.... Read more

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I don't know why but my computer now has a partition and the C: drive only has 6.83 GB and the D: has 71 GB. I've tried deleting the D: in Disk Management, but it will not allow me. When I right click on the D: drive the Volume Delete is in grey. So I wanted to try and reinstall Windows Vista (Clean Install), but I'm getting an error:

Error Code: 0x80070070 - The System Partition does not have enough space.

What can I do?
 

A:Clean Install with Vista - Error Code: Ox80070070 - System Partition no space

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K.

I wanna do a fesh clean install of window 7 ultimate on my laptop. The problem is I cannot read the sticker on the back too get the code

I hav no cds r dvds and my thumb drive is not big enough

Can anyone help me

My laptop is a Tosh SATELLITE A500-1GL

A:Clean windows install. Cant ream the OME code/sticker on the bak.

That model comes with Home Premium, not Ultimate.

If you have Ultimate on it now, how was it activated? If it's a legal retail copy, you can audit the Product Key off the HD with Belarc Advisor - CNET Download.com.

If not then your options are to contact Toshiba tech support to order the model's Recovery disks which will self-activate, buy a copy of Win7 to install upon it, or install a free Win8 Preview copy or Linux distro.

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Hello all and many thanks for any advice given.

A coworker's Asus laptop crashed with a Status Oxc000000f error. He was unable to get to any other screen. I offered to try to fix it and have just run into error after error. Ultimately after everything else had failed I bought a new Hard Drive to install and ran a clean install from a disc I had burned. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium with the Product Code sticker right there on the bottom. After the laptop booted to the desktop there is a Windows Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not Genuine error message in the bottom right corner of the screen. Almost everything seems normal otherwise. Except for internet access, when I try internet explore it will not load and the diagnostics show that it is missing a properly installed network adapter.

I am not a computer wiz by any stretch of the imagination, probably shouldn't have attempted as much as I have, but I'm in this deep I'd like to see it through. If any one has any advice on how I can correct these issues I would be very greatful.

A:New HD and Clean Install Results in Windows 7 Product Code Failure

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GeekyUU


.............clean install from a disc I had burned. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium with the Product Code sticker.........After the laptop booted to the desktop there is a Windows Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not Genuine........


Do you have any particular reason to believe that it is a genuine copy?

Where did you get the ISO that you burned? I'm assuming it was an ISO.

Did you attempt to activate Windows?

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Hi,

Today I decide to make a clean install of Windows.

Boot from DVD and try to install ... when goes to 25 - 50% give me this error: 0x8007045D

Telling me that are broken files (whatever). I try with a different DVD but the result is the same.

I need to work and I can't install Windows.

Someone can help me?

Regards,

cs.oyen

A:0x8007045D - Windows Won't install

You might read our Questions list for help with installs

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I am on day two of trying to troubleshoot my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit w/ SP1 Clean Install from OEM System Builder Version. This is my Dad's PC that I built in 2010 with the same version of Windows that I installed previously. I decided to Clean Install his PC because I needed the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB & WD5000AAKX-001CA0 Caviar Blue 500GB from his system and needed to downgrade his PC.

The Original System Specs along with all Downgrades Below:
Case: Cooler Master COSMOS 1000
CPU: Intel i7-930
CPU Cooler: Replaced Corsair H70 Watercooler w/ Corsair H80i Watercooler
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
Memory: Reduced Memory from 12GB Patriot PGS36G1600ELK GSERIES 1600Mhz to 6GB of the same.
HDD/SSD: Replaced the above mentioned drives with a Samsung 250GB SP2504C
GPU: Replaced BFG GTX 285 OC w/ EVGA Geforce 8800GT
PSU: Replaced Corsair HX850W w/ XION XON-600F14R-201 600W

Before beginning, I used disk management to delete all partitions on the WD 500GB. After finishing the build I proceeded to create a USB Boot drive (diskpart) via the Windows CD & Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Next I used my PC and disk management to unallocate the Samsung 250GB, and the OCZ Vertex as well (I think this was my demise). I then connected the Samsung, a DVD Drive, and inserted the USB into Dad's PC.

On first start the system started and Posted fine. Changed IDE to ACHI and Switched Boot Priority to USB. Saved, restarted, and checked to be sure it worked. Proceeded to Windows... Read more

A:Clean Installing Windows 7 Pro 64bit, ERROR CODE [0x06069e]

Clean All just finished. I tried to install again and received the same error code .

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Hello
everyone.

I can
not install
Service Pack
1
for Windows
7 64-bit version
...

I've tried
the Windows
Update, tried all the solutions in Micrososft help
(installed
Preparation Tool
for
Windows System Update
7
for x64-based Systems, disabled
anti-virus,
rebooted,
tried
again ....)
and nothing.
At
the end always gives
the error:
Unable to
perform the request due
to
an error
of I / O
device -
Details - Error:
ERROR_IO_DEVICE
(0x8007045D).



Can anyone
help me?

Thank you.

A:Can't install service pack 1 for Windows 7 64bits - ERROR_IO_DEVICE(0x8007045d)

Hi,
 
Try to use Chkdsk tool to check if it could fix this issue:
 
1.   
Type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
 
2.   
At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
Chkdsk /R X:
In this command, X: is a placeholder that represents the drive letter of the volume that you want to check.

 
3.   
Press Y when you are prompted to check the disk the next time that the system restarts.
4.   
Close all applications, and then restart.

 
Meanwhile, please try to download Windows 7 SP1 package and then install it to check if this issue persists.
 
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
 
Hope it helps.
 
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Hi, i am at a lost now. Got new parts for my computer and trying to install windows 7 ultimate x64. It have at most manage to go to 70ish% done then the the error "couldnt install the asked files, check that all the files who are required for the installation is there and resrtart the installation, errorcode: 0x8007045D. I am using a bought legit cd and have used it several times before to reinstall windows without problem.
I found the guide on this page that told me how to reinstall for EUFI but i only get 2 partitions system and primary not the MSR one if that matters? The motherboard i got is a msi z97 gaming 9 AC.

edit: tried to do a "Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus" got same error

A:Keep getting error 0x8007045D reinstalling windows 7

What are the new parts you installed?

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Hi there,

Yesterday I got the last part (1TB HDD) for my computer and installed windows 7 without any problems. Throughout the day it worked perfectly but today there came an windows update. It shut down all my programs and went into the configuration of the update and then all of a sudden I got a blue screen. I tried the windows repair but that did not get me anywhere. Then I tried repairing with the windows CD, tried to go back to before the windows update but nothing worked. Then I tried to reformat the HDD and reinstall but now I get the error message: 0x8007045D somewhere between 1-30% when expanding files. I have tried searching the forums here and have so far been able to cross out any problems with the windows CD since it is an original and I used it the day before without any problems, I tried doing the clean all but that does not work. Can it be a problem with the HDD? would seem a bit weird since I got it yesterday and it worked perfectly fine for a day until the windows update.


PLEASE help!

A:Installing Windows 7 error 0x8007045D

Well, it could well be a hardware failure in spite of it being a new one. Just check your Hard disk with the Manufacturer's Hard Disk Diagnostic Tool. Run the complete test which may take hours.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Hello guys, I have a Dell inspiron 15r special edition and lately I've been getting problems.

My laptop today decided to crash today and encounter an infinite start up repair loop. I've decided to use the dell DataSafe restore and emergency backup to format and re-install the OS but I keep getting the same problem, I have an official windows 7 home premium disk but when I try to use that to install the OS I keep getting 0x8007045D. I tried chkdsk in the command prompt from the start up repair and it said I had 3mb total disk space..

I'm just clueless right now, can somebody help me?

A:0x8007045D error when re-installing windows 7.

Hi Doodle,

Would like to know details of the error/issue that you face while trying to restore the system back to the factory settings. What are the steps that you performed and at what stage did the restore fail? Apart from the Dell Datsafe restore, other restore options should also be listed in the Windows recovery environment. Would like to know if you tried 'System Restore' instead to see if you could boot to Windows.

'Error 0x8007045D' could point at damaged/corrupt system files. Did you try backing up the system earlier? Also share the make of Windows 7 DVD that you're trying to use. Is it Windows 32 bit or 64 bit. Is it a retail version or an OEM version that you received with the system? This may also be a disk related error; look for any scratches/dust/dirt on the media. Also share if the system was shipped with Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit Operating System?

I would also recommend running hardware diagnostics to confirm the hardware functionality: http://dell.to/17Ri00I

Do reply with the information. Will take it forward from there.

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Hi, I have recently built 2 computers with the exact same hardware, but am having problems installing windows on one of them. I am trying to install windows on a Samsung 840 SSD. On the first computer Windows installed without a problem, but on the second computer I keep getting that error code. I tried a differents windows 7 disk and had the same error. Tried putting the SSD in the other working computer to install windows and got the same error.. So I figured it was the SSD and had it replaced. Just got the replacement today and am still having the same error.. So I am completely confused. I tried the SSD in the other computer with all different hardware and it just keeps failing the installation. With one Windows disk it fails at 10%, another it fails at 1%. I even tried a THIRD windows 7 disk and still had the same error! It is driving me insane. I tried clearing the cmos, resetting the bios, checking the ram, changing the ram, changing the sata cables, formatting the SSD, wiping the SSD, and again.. trying it in the other computer. Can someone please help? Is it possible that I got 2 bad SSD's in a row? Thank you for anyone who can help me out..

A:Windows 7 installation on SSD - error 0x8007045D

Update.. Switched to a different sata cable and this time the "expanding files" got to about 70% and then got a new error code: 0x80070570

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This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers from the DELL site. Said that the machine wasn't compatible. So, I tried with Windows 7 32 bit and I am getting this error. I have deleted all partitions, but now, I do not have that option when I choose Custom-advanced. There is no Delete option.

A few times I got the error at 5% other times at over 60%. What can I do to get this to install? It is a legit DVD of windows. Why would it have allowed 8.1 to successfully install now it is doing this? What files are missing? I have tried both deleting the partitions and not deleting. Same result.

A:Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.

Install the correct version of windows that`s on the COA, either buy a new installer from Newegg or call Dell for Recovery CD`s.

The dvd you are trying to use is corrupted and no good.

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Whenever I try to Re-install windows 7 (From Disc) I get the following error along with it saying this "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart in the installation."

This happened every time on the same process (Expanding Files) on installation with multiple disks (Burned via Imageburn at 4X Speed) I tried different images most of which I just found across the internet and I got one from Digitallife recommended from this guide and I got the same results as all the other images I tried, getting stuck at Expanding Files (Around 2 or 3% is where it pops up with the Error).

If it helps how I got to reinstalling Windows is cause whenever I tried to boot up it would just reset once I got to my desktop every time, tried things like safe mode same result so I just ended up Formatting the Drive and attempting to reinstall windows and then I find this error blocking my progress.

Anyways is there a solution to this problem?

Thanks For Reading.

A:Cannnot Reinstall Windows 7 Prem. 64 - Error 0X8007045D

Start by wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Next reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Try install with only 2gb RAM. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ . Swap RAM sticks.

Next write the ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer, set HD first to boot in BIOS and trigger stick using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key - to rule out the installer as cause.

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Hello everyone,

Title says it all. Backup keeps giving me this error now out of the blue 0x8007045D "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error". I've done the disk check (finally) and it came back clean. I've tried the shrink volume tactic as well, which of course didn't work. So once again i'm stuck. I'm starting to think windows 7 doesn't like me lol

I'm trying to do this back up on an HP 500gb external drive

A:Windows backup no longer working: Error 0x8007045D

Were you able to perform backups before to that same 500GB external drive? If yes, it's possible that you might have some damaged or corrupt system files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi,
I have been having some recurring problems with the attempts to install some automatic windows updates.

Security Update for Microsoft Office Acess 2007
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook Junk Email Filter

I am not able to install these updates, maybe any other updates in general. After attempting the install the following install window says, "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." Next to it an error code 80070643. Microsoft provides a solution to the problem, by re-installing Microsoft NET. Framework. They also provide a link to the program NET. Framework cleanup tool that enables you to uninstall NET. Framework, and it's components.

I followed Microsoft's instructions to solve the issue, though I've been put at a standstill. I have used the NET. Framework Cleanup tool to uninstall NET. Framework and it's components (states that it uninstalls all versions, 1.1 SP1 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5.) Then afterwards instructed to reinstall NET. Framework, specifically in an order, 3.5 then, 1.1, then 1.1 SP1. I start with 3.5, then as the installation starts it says that to contiunue installation I must turn off or on windows features in the Control Panel. I do so and turn off all Windows features. Then continue and it again states to turn off features in the Control Panel.

I wasn't able to continue the process, and I am also concerned that this is the same error that made me unable to install Microsoft Security Essentials, (as t... Read more

A:Error Code 80070643, Windows 7 Update error, can't install updates.

Hello?
Waiting for a day no one seems to be replying.
 

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Ok, this is a long and drawn out issue.

I am trying to do a clean install of Windows XP SP3. I deleted all my old partitions and created new ones. I formatted my installation partition in NTFS and then proceeded to try to install XP SP3 on it. During installation of start menu items (i believe) I get numerous errors saying that certain files couldn't be located and to reinsert my Windows XP SP3 disk. Needless to say it was already inserted and so I was annoyed. This is my issue.

These are the solutions that I have tried so far.
1) I have tried using a different XP disk. I tried again to do a clean install with a friends XP disk using my CD key, but I get the same errors. Thus I determined that the problem does not likely lye with my XP disk.
2) I tried doing a clean install with Windows 7 using an NTI image file that I downloaded through Microsoft's academic partnership program (with which my school participates). This freezes before loading the file from the DVD every time. However, disk worked fine to install Win 7 on another computer. This is not just an upgrade disk, but a full installation disk, just fyi.
3) I tried installing Ubuntu. Not my first choice, but what the hey. That also froze while loading from the disk.

Please Note: for the above disks, I have tried all of these in more than one disk drive, so I know that is not my issue either.

4) I ran chckdsk (sp?) and that found no errors.
5) I looked on some forum threads, and people w... Read more

A:Windows XP SP3 Clean Install Error

and welcome to the Forum

Those errors copying files are almost always related to memory failures

Click the link to Memtest in my signature and make a bootable disc to run the diagnostids. Run them on one stick at a time overnite or until it reports errors.

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Hi, I recently built a comp for a friend of mine, and using an SP2 slipstreamed xp install, I get the same error no matter what I do. It detects the raid-0 sata drive (brand new drive) and loads all the setup drivers, but right when i press enter to install on the hdd i get this "Setup cannot access the CD containing the Windows XP installation files."

help?
 

A:Windows XP Clean Install CD-Rom Error

You may need a BIOS update and setting changes, so you should change the support web site of the PC or MB. Also the hard drive manufacture may have special instructions you need to follow, such as http://www.wdc.com/en/library/sata/2079-001042.pdf
 

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Hi, I bought an HP 19 All-in-one Desktop last 2014 (2 years ago) and it came with a Windows 8 (or 8.1 I don't remember) Pre-installed. For some reason, it automatically updated to Windows 10 (64-bit) and is the current OS which I really think is very slow. I recently bought a licensed Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) because I decided to change the OS of my computer. However, I am having a hard time doing a clean install of Windows 7 because a blue screen error appears even before the setup starts. I've done a couple clean install of this OS on other laptops/desktop but this is the first I've encountered such difficulty. I successfully set the boot to the Windows 7 CD/DVD (pressing F9 at startup and select SATA1) but before the Windows logo appears this error happens.Things I've tried for this error:*Update the latest BIOS (from AMI 80.13 06/12/14 to AMI 80.15 11/05/15) = Blue Screen*Disable Security boot & Fast boot, Enable Legacy Mode = Blue Screen*Doing installation with bootable Flash drive (Copied ISO file using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool)= Blue Screen*Set ATAPI CD/DVD #1 in boot order (Both UEFI and Legacy) = Doesn't Boot to CD/DVD Please I really need help. I believe that my Desktop would be faster with Windows 7 installed compared to Windows 10 due to the specs. Also, I am more proficient in Windows 7. I also believe that this model is capable of installing any Windows 7 because there are available drivers for the said OS. I just can't figure it out and ... Read more

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Hello there, Trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop (without original Windows disc) and get this error message which I attached an image of. Is it possible I'm using the wrong version? Not sure if I can get a driver installed without an OS.  Thank you!

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Seen a couple of posts on here regarding this Error. I've tried SO MUCH to try and resolve it over the past few days.

Basically, I bought a new drive a few days ago for a new PC build - bought two actually. SSD + HDD.

Installed windows onto the SSD as my main boot drive obviously, but when I try to install it onto the secondary HDD drive it doesnt allow me to format the drive to do it, or doesnt allow to install the OS on the system. It was working for a day or two, then stopped. So I tried to clean and reinstall.

It does register the drive on the system, I've also tried replacing both the SATA cable & the SATA Power Cable with no luck.

I've also tried most of the steps listed from the other threads. Such as deleting the partition and remaking it using the Disk Management Tool, tried accessing diskpart through CMD. It registers there, but doesnt allow me to clean it and reformat it to ntfs to install it. Just continues to stay as RAW format, and I'm completely unsure about how to change this.

I've also tried it in another SATA port, tried checking the RAM etc, all that works fine with no problems as I can boot from the SSD fine. Plus I've tried formatting the drive manually through CMD, which completed, but said it did it with some errors, but didnt make any change to the situation.

not really sure what to do now in regard to fixing the issue, and starting to have some doubts the drive might be on the road to failing on me, which seems kinda odd considering it's... Read more

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Hello,

I've been reading through all of the threads I can find listed that had this issue/error code associated with them and tried following the guids listed. I've tried using the disk that came with my computer and a usb iso that I created with another computer. Using both methods on several different HDDs is causing the same issue. I'm using the ASUS Maximus VII Hero. I was upgrading my primary OS HDD, that is the only thing that has changed with this install. Pretty much at a lose right now for what to try any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Clean Windows 7 install, error 0x800745d

Welcome to our forum shadowof129
With the proper Windows 7 media and proper COA key this tutorial is what I use to do a Clean Install.

By Brink.

Clean Install Windows 7

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I'm losing it.

I've been trying to install windows 10 for the past 12 hours and it simply refuses to work. I'm using a USB to install Windows 10 onto my newly built computer, as I don't have a disc drive. The setup program gets to the stage where it's supposed to be copying the files or whatever, and after getting to like 5% it gives me error 0x8007025D. It's done this every time.

There is no related help whatsoever anywhere on the internet, none that I can find at any rate. The closest related discussions suggested re-downloading it because maybe somehow I got corrupted files put onto the USB, or somehow I didn't get them all.

I should mention, I used Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to put the files on the USB (again, 3 different times) so I don't understand how there could possibly be missing or corrupted files unless Microsoft released a faulty program to do the install with.

I'm beyond sick and tired of this. My computer is using modern parts and stuff, it's beyond compatible with the OS, so it's not a hardware issue. all of my components and such are attached correctly and detected by my computer, so it can't be there.

I have a headache and I have no patience left, so please forgive me if I come across as demanding or rude. If you need any more information, please ask, and I will provide it.

Please help.

A:Error 0x8007025D on clean install of Windows 10

Does the computer have USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 slots? Try using the USB 2.0 (black insert) slot. Also is the USB flash drive you are using USB 3.0 or 2.0? If it is a 3.0 flash drive, try using a USB 2.0 flash drive- even if you only have USB 3.0 slots to insert it in. Also at least one user reported that removing one or more sticks of RAM during the install did it. How much RAM do you have installed? Try going down to the minimum RAM for the install.

Unrelated note - if this is a Windows 10 virgin computer, how do you plan on activating Windows 10 after install?

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 and keep getting the error message "0x80070057, Windows Setup could not configure boot manager." I'm using an OEM disk. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows 7 clean install error 0x80070057

Welcome to SevenForums Quicksilvr
Do you have your pc hooked up to your internet connection. This sounds like a driver error. Also could be memory related. you could try to remove some ram and try again. Good luck to you.

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Good Day

After installing windows again on the laptop I am still receiving this error on random intervals after reboot. It doesn't occur every time but randomly.

A:Windows Error persisting even after clean re-install

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Your UEFI/BIOS dates from 2012. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the UEFI/BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one) - that is much more forgiving than the traditional (floppy drive) flash method.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

Beyond this, as there was only 1 memory dump in the upload, I have these 3 suggestions:
1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all
2. Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
3. If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifie... Read more

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I've "googled" this, error # and message alike. I'm really confuse at what to do...

So got new ssd instead of HDD. I download Windows 10 Education off Microsoft Imagine website: [Concordia University - ECS - Microsoft Imagine Premium][2] which I use the .iso to flash my USB using rufus

And I got the following error if I do automatic install :

The computer started using the windows installation media. Remove the
installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts
normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade.[Do not select | Custom [advanced]| to perform an upgrade.

Now if I did custom install I get the following error: 0x80070570

So, seeing the first error message, I thought that the computer was trying to UPGRADE my "current" version of windows which would obviously fail seeing that I have a blank SSD SO , I found this: [Download Windows 10][3] which gives you the choice of either upgrading the PC or flashing a USB to use on a different PC.

So I flashed my USB ( AGAIN) and went on to try to install my computer.

Automatic install: same error as the first one

Custom: 0x800750D or something like that ( I'm at work and can't recall the error but it wasn't the same).

I need to point out that all these errors occured when I tried installing Windows 8.1 and windows 7 as well. I tried with Ubuntu but it led me to a kernel error or something but I'm really clueless when it comes to li... Read more

A:Cannot clean install windows 10, getting weird error(s)

Hardware specs?

If it's an OEM model (ie: Dell, HP, etc.), provide the brand and model information.

As to the error, if you are getting errors with multiple OS's, including Ubuntu, there is a hardware or hardware config issue.

If you switched from HDD to SSD, have you changed the BIOS settings for drive type?
 

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So my windows 8.1 installation became corrupted, so I backed up data and did a clean install after deleting all partitions.

After the install on the first boot, right after the process of "installing apps", it showed an error message saying an error occurred causing windows to restart, and created a memory.dmp file.

I just want to make sure this installation is stable before continuing to update to 8.1, especially after my previous issues. Can anyone tell me how to figure out what went wrong from this info? There are also some errors in the event log that I don't understand.
Edit: The errors came after install of Windows 8, as that was the key I had.

Edit: Windows failed to dowload and install 92 updates with error code 80248007

A:After clean install, windows restarts with error.

had same problem after restore updates fail.
Go control panel>windowsupdate>ViewupdatesHistory>troubleshoot.
should correct the error and let you download those 92, and then update to 8.1

Roy

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Hi, i tried to do a clean install acording to your suggestion , but this error kept coming up windows error 0x80070057... I'm using asus P6T mobo (no on board gfx option) nvidia gtx285 gfx, 2mb ram, and that's all... The hdd is newly formated... Please help...

A:Windows 7 clean install error 0x80070057

Error 0x80070057 when you format a hard disk drive to install Windows 7

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Hey Guys,

Recently bought an SSD (SanDisk Extreme 120GB) which I plan to use primarily as a boot drive, I plan to use it alongside my WD Green HDD (which I was using as my boot drive, and it was painfully slow, so I purchased an SSD).

I backed up my data and proceeded to wipe the WD green, then selected the SSD for the install.

After the first stage of the install I get an error:

"windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation.."

As expected the installer just bombs out and restarts from the beginning.

I did a rather extensive Google search, this issue seems to come up the most when upgrading from Vista - but this is a clean install!

If it means anything my mobo only supports SATA2, but from what I've read, it shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for any help!
Darkedge.

A:Clean Windows 7 Install.. Error after first stage

What is the make and model# of your computer/motherboard? Boot into Setup (Bios) is your SSD recognized there? go to Hard Disk Boot options. Make sure the SSD is first HDD to boot. Go to HDD Mode change it from IDE, set the mode to AHCI if it is not already. Go to the computer/motherboard manufacturers support/download drivers site and download the latest Bios Update.

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I have an old laptop that has Windows 10 installed on it.  I have a Windows 7 disc which I'd like to install and use instead.  When I insert the disc and follow the directions error code 6 comes up.  Can anyone help me with what I could
try?  Thanks

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