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Windows 7: Error: 0x80300001

12 Nov 2009   #1

Error: 0x80300001

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on one our computers that had XP 32 bit. I'm doing a clean install and have already formatted and partitioned the hard drive. The problem I'm having is that now it won't let me install windows 7. When you highlight the system partition it shows and error, which states, "Windows is unable to install to the selected location, Error: 0x80300001" I thought I might need a SATA driver for the hard drive but I haven't been able to locate the right one if thats the problem. Here are the specs...

Motherboard: Abit AW9D-Max
CPU: Core2Duo E6400
Graphics Card: ATI HIS 4850
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 640GB
Memory: Corsair 6400 XMS2 2GB
PSU: Thermaltake 750W
Sound Card: Creative Xtreme Gamer

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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

How is your drive partitioned? Can you try this to see if it helps? It's for Vista, but the same steps may work for you.

Vista Installation error 0x80300001 - Operating Systems
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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello CatlinPM first of all, Welcome to the Windows 7 forum!
You can try the correct driver from your mainboard, link below:
Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

And use the link from kegobeer to select the correct driver.

If you have any question(s) left, just ask, we will be happy to be of any help!

Have a nice day,

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13 Nov 2009   #4

black screen

Okay, I did finally get the darn thing to load...sorta... It rebooted fine the first 2 times during installation, but the 3rd time it tried to reboot and I get nothing, just a black screen. I tried booting into safe mode, and i get the message "Setup is preparing your computer for first use" but of course it cannot continue to install in safe mode so it makes me reboot and gives me the message "Setup will continue after restarting windows" Any ideas for this issue? Thanks by the way!
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13 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Did you try the Vista link I provided?
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13 Nov 2009   #6


Yes I did, I got past the screen that was giving me the 0x80300001 error. I got the installation started, and it seems fine up until the third time rebooting during installation, when the screen goes black upon restarting and will not come back on.
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13 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Is there any chance you can delete all of the partitions on the drive using a tool like gparted, then boot up the 7 DVD, choose custom install, then drive options (advanced), and create the partitions you want?
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04 May 2012   #8


including your system recovery partition?, I wouldn't recommend that. $300 to buy a new OS.
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04 May 2012   #9


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