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Windows 7: How Do i over come This Error:0x80070017 While Installing WINDOWS 7

05 Jul 2012   #1
a4abell

Windows 7 x64 BitUltimate
 
 
How Do i over come This Error:0x80070017 While Installing WINDOWS 7

I made a horrible mistake by formatting local disk C while installing windows now can some one please help me on how to go further from this errror



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05 Jul 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Why is this a horrible mistake? Did you intend to reinstall Win7?

Do you have an EFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI boot disk in the BIOS Boot order, and when it is set to boot?

If not then try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to retry Clean Install Windows 7
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06 Jul 2012   #3
a4abell

Windows 7 x64 BitUltimate
 
 

Thank you so much for the fast reply..
yes i intended to reinstall windows 7, but when i came up to selecting the hard disk volume to install in i formatted the volume C where my windows 7 was installed isnt that bad??? i really dont know how to go further can you please give me detailed steps on how i can go about doing so thank you

EDIT: Oh and i did the diskpart clean thing using the command prompt still gives me this error .
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06 Jul 2012   #4
bhara

 
 

just format it with XP cd or install xp first and then now format it with windows 7 and install windows 7
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06 Jul 2012   #5
a4abell

Windows 7 x64 BitUltimate
 
 

Are you sure that willl work ? i have to go buy an xp cd now if you sure itll work , has it happend to you too?
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06 Jul 2012   #6
bhara

 
 

ya i have solved like this, to many computer because i worked in computer hardware
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06 Jul 2012   #7
adamus

Win7 Home Premium | Win8 RP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why is this a horrible mistake? Did you intend to reinstall Win7?

Do you have an EFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI boot disk in the BIOS Boot order, and when it is set to boot?

If not then try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to retry Clean Install Windows 7
I prefer the suggestion of Sir greg.
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06 Jul 2012   #8
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why is this a horrible mistake? Did you intend to reinstall Win7?

Do you have an EFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI boot disk in the BIOS Boot order, and when it is set to boot?

If not then try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to retry Clean Install Windows 7
Yep, follow what Greg posted. It's been successful for many many users, and as long as you've got a valid w7 product key it'll work without buying any additional software.

If you're doing this on an OEM machine (Dell, Acer, Toshiba, etc.) there is additional info in this one that you can refer to to help you along: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-windows-7-a.h
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06 Jul 2012   #9
a4abell

Windows 7 x64 BitUltimate
 
 

Umm the install win xp thing failed I got the same error x( ... can someone please elaborate the EFI BIOS thing sir Greg advices me to do, what do I do exactly???

EDIT : This is another error that comes when i just click next using the unallocated space

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06 Jul 2012   #10
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by a4abell View Post
Umm the install win xp thing failed I got the same error x( ... can someone please elaborate the EFI BIOS thing sir Greg advices me to do, what do I do exactly???
Are you doing the XP thing mentioned in post #4? You don't have to do that.

The mention of EFI (or UEFI) was a question posed to you. Your error indicates we've got to start looking at your hardware, therefore the question was to determine whether or not you have an EFI motherboard.

Can you fill out your system specs or at least post them?
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