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Windows 7: "..image file [install.wim] does not exist."


07 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 
"..image file [install.wim] does not exist."

I have windows 7 build 6956 running perfect on my current pc, i tried installing it on another pc, and i got the error...

"Windows could not collect information for [OSImage] since the specified image file [install.wim] does not exist."

I used the same DVD, i know install.wim is on it.

Any one else get this error?

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07 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

where in the setup process did you get the error???
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07 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

i got the error twice, once on my 6956, and now the 6801. I think its because of the DVD drive. The drive i had in it was a old **maybe 4 years** DVD-ROM drive from Sony. I just took out the DVD-RW DL drive from my pc **the one that installed perfectly** and put it in the other PC, lets see if it works :-P bb in a few.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
where in the setup process did you get the error???

The very beginning when i clicked "Install Now"

YaY, that was definitely the problem, i put the new DVD drive in the other PC and it works fine. I guess since i burned the ISO on an RW or something the old DVD-ROM drive had trouble reading it.
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07 Dec 2008   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

oh i see..
what is the name of the hw???
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07 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
oh i see..
what is the name of the hw???
The Model Drive that kept giving me the error is:

Artec DHI-G40

  • CD read speeds of 40X max
  • DVD read speeds of 16X max
  • Digital audio extraction speeds not specified
  • 512 KB buffer
  • <100 ms average random access time
  • ATA-33 interface


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07 Dec 2008   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

you are using a 7+yr old drive????
cmon!!!...lol
ditch that drive and get a new one...
i was thinking maybe it was a firmware issue
but its almost impossible for this drive...
are you able to read most dvd's (me thinks some dvd's dont work on it???)
some old drive cant read some dvd's correctly based on the reflective material on the disc...
if i believe so this is one of them...
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08 Dec 2008   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

All the hardware except the drive are fine on the PC, i never used the drive, i have a TB HDD in that PC also and use it for network storage so i never needed the drive to work

i kno it is old LoL but my PC is fine

My PC uses a Sony DRU-842A
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08 Dec 2008   #8

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

i mean firmware for the drive
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08 Dec 2008   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

ooh, well it doesnt matta now, i will no longer be using that drive :-P
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08 Dec 2008   #10

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

It could also happen randomly.

I booted all my Windows 7 installations from USB stick 8GB, after 7-8 installs, in one of them I got this error. Restarted, it was gone. I guess it fails to read the install.wim file or something.There's nothing wrong with the source, though, just a read problem.

Regards
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