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

09 May 2013   #1
Gyrger

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

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.

Windows XP Home Premium x86 gets stuck at 2% also, though not throwing an error message.


I am really out of ideas, what to do next but maybe I just missed something during my efforts. It would be really nice to see some ideas or recommendations what to do.


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09 May 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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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09 May 2013   #3
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm downloading the image right now but it will take some time, since i only have a 300k connection.
And yes I tried to install the mainboard drivers when the old windows installation was still there, using the support disk delivered with the mainboard, but it gave me some errors too, saying Error reading partition drive x sector (with the x counting up, until I got into the make disk for DOS Menu). This originally led me to format my disk and reinstall windows.
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09 May 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm. And prior to adding the new motherboard, you never had this problem and you were using the same disk? I wonder if there is a problem with the motherboard?
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09 May 2013   #5
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No I never had this problem before and the asus motherboard is brand-new and only 3 days old. If the USB flash drive won't work, I maybe will contact the ASUS support.
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09 May 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What concerns me is that the motherboard is the only new hardware in the configuration since the problem started, so by process of elimination it could be the problem, even if its only a few days old.

Lets see what the USB installation method coughs up.
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09 May 2013   #7
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, i am extremly happy by now because i just ran a bootable windows repair tool. It changed something on my filesystem but though it didn't tell
me what exactly it did, I am now getting Error code 0x80070002. I will search for that in a minute but though it still not works, another error code is a massive progress after almost 30h of failing repeatedly.
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09 May 2013   #8
Gyrger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just tried the windows installation with the new image and the usb flash drive and its just throwing 0x8007045D again.
I think there is nothing left for me to do except exchanging the mainboard.
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09 May 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

If you ran Diskpart Clean Command and it threw up an I/O error then the problem is almost always the HD. There's no other reason you wouldn't be able to run it unless the installer is bad, so try another one.

Then test the HD with WD's extended CD scan: WD Data Lifeguard CD download page

If it passes boot PW CD to create and format a Primary NTFS partition, mark it Active, run a Surface Scan and Check the File system, or from the Win installer Command Line run Disk Check. If these are all clear, it should install.
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09 May 2013   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Greg, we suspect its not the HDD because:

1. On old motherboard and same HDD = no problems
2. On new motherboard with same HDD, Linux installs perfectly = no problems

He got an IO error when installing mobo drivers, so never proceeded with that. The only thing that has changed here is the mobo - thus it is more likely the problem?
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