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Windows 7: Error (0x80300024)


16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Error (0x80300024)

Tried formatting, deleting, and installing and I get error (0x80300024) "unable to install"...

I know its not the disc as i just used it successfully format a week or so ago.

I thought it may be the HD so I used a toolkit to manually format, no go.

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16 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
error 0x80300024

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by driecken View Post
Tried formatting, deleting, and installing and I get error (0x80300024) "unable to install"...

I know its not the disc as i just used it successfully format a week or so ago.

I thought it may be the HD so I used a toolkit to manually format, no go.
Hey driecken

That error relate to the disk partitions so How did you format the disk and with what utility. Its 64 bit and is it a clean install? might as well tellus about where you got the image and how you burned it.

thanks

Ken
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16 Jul 2009   #3

Win7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by driecken View Post
Tried formatting, deleting, and installing and I get error (0x80300024) "unable to install"...

I know its not the disc as i just used it successfully format a week or so ago.

I thought it may be the HD so I used a toolkit to manually format, no go.

Try removing all partitions from the disk. Mine did this, and after deleting all partitions it made a 100mb "system reserved" partition and the rest to the primary "C" partition.


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16 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hey driecken

That error relate to the disk partitions so How did you format the disk and with what utility. Its 64 bit and is it a clean install? might as well tellus about where you got the image and how you burned it.

thanks

Ken
Yep, downloaded from microsoft, its 64 bit and 7100 build.
Burned with microsoft software, whatever their default burner app is on 7000 build, using sony dvdburner via usb.

The disc is solid, I even tested install on another box with no problems a few minutes ago.

I am thinking it has to be something with the hard drive, and windows setup not being able to actually format the drive correctly.

Clean install, I completely wiped the drive prior to install, and I am attempting dual boot with mac os x on another HD (200 GB).

This install is going on a 500 GB WD HD (SATA), completely clean and the drive was working fine just prior to attempted setup.

Setup starts fine, but when I get to the drive options under custom install, I select the 500 GB drive (disk 0 partition1) I beleive and click delete, format, new...install...and the error begins.

I even attempted changing partition size without any success.

I used a WD disk utility from my collection of utilities, and formatted ntfs.
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16 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RichB View Post
Try removing all partitions from the disk. Mine did this, and after deleting all partitions it made a 100mb "system reserved" partition and the rest to the primary "C" partition.

Indeed, I wiped all partitions, deleted, and formatted, with no avail.

I just attempted install again, I even lowered the partition space to see if that would help but no dice.

I am still getting the same error code and "windows could not install to the selected location/device"
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16 Jul 2009   #6

Win7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by driecken View Post
Indeed, I wiped all partitions, deleted, and formatted, with no avail.

I just attempted install again, I even lowered the partition space to see if that would help but no dice.

I am still getting the same error code and "windows could not install to the selected location/device"
You need to have space for the system reserved partition on disk 0.
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16 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RichB View Post
You need to have space for the system reserved partition on disk 0.
There is space, thats not the issue.

Besides, it automatically creates a partition for that on install.
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16 Jul 2009   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by driecken View Post
There is space, thats not the issue.

Besides, it automatically creates a partition for that on install.
Driecken

You are trying to install to an internal, eide, or sata drive from a dvd right?

What does the rest of the unable to install message say?

It might be unable to install because the OS isn't compatible. Just a thought.

Ken
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16 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Driecken

You are trying to install to an internal, eide, or sata drive from a dvd right?

What does the rest of the unable to install message say?

It might be unable to install because the OS isn't compatible. Just a thought.

Ken
Yes, it is in internally connected SATA Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB.

The drive has been used for windows before, and it is clean as far as data, it is wiped.

I don't think windows setup is actually formatting it properly though, it could be also another drive problem, but it was working properly earlier in the day so I doubt it.

The entire message stated simply "unable to install windows to desired location" or something to that general message. I am done messing with it for today, I am running mac os x leopard with no problem on another internal sata drive, so I can mess more with windows install tommorow, and get you the full message error.
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16 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I disconnected my macintosh os hd, and installed windows 7 fine, dunno why perhaps the eif formatted drive was freaking out windows install.

Anyways, installed fine and working.
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