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Windows 7: Error: 0x80300001 on eMachines T6412


06 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 
Error: 0x80300001 on eMachines T6412

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my eMachines T6412 with no luck. Both the BIOS and Windows 7 installer recognize the SATA hdd. When selecting the drive user is prompted with "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001". Altho, I am able to format the drive using the installer tool. I have been doing some googleing and it appears that I may need some SATA drivers. Would this be fore the HDD or for the SATA controller on the mobo? I can't seem to find drivers for either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

jFlat


Motherboard: Emachines MS-7184 Motherboard 104571
SATA HDD: Seagate ST3160316AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 160GB, SATA-6G
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Error: "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

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06 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jFlat, welcome to Seven Forums!


If there's nothing at all on the HDD you need to save, have a go at Method One in this guide at the link below to overwrite the old MBR then start the clean install and be sure to post back with how it goes.

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods


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06 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks but no cigar... This is what I have done so far:

I updated my install disk to SP1 hoping that maybe that the driver I need would be in that.

I gave Method One a go with no luck. So than I gave Method Two a go... still no dice...

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is mussing. If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive please insert it now"

I am no longer even getting to a point where I can select a drive to format or anything. This dialog pops up on-top of where I would be able to select a drive. Not sure if this is because I upgraded to SP1 or because of the formatting. Either way this is where I am at.

Thank you,

jFlat
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07 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial linked below to see if that helps.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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07 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Update:

Ok well kind of embarrassing but I slept on the issue and re-looked at my situation with a fresh mind. I decided to swap out the SATA cable to another slot on the mobo... and now it works. The install just finished and now I'm running updates. I feel really silly that all I needed to do was plug the SATA cable into another slot.

Thank you for your help Bare Foot Kid!



jFlat
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07 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It was my pleasure mate, don't be concerned, we all have those "second thoughts" eh.
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