Situation: Acer Aspire One (AOD250) that came with xp, has successfully installed Windows 7 previously but now when I tried a second time with a clean install I am encountering error 0x80300001. I have already searched and tried solutions from other threads to no avail.
When I booted from the USB thumb drive it went to the screen where it asks you "Where do you want to install Windows?" there were originally 2 locations but I formatted and deleted both of them so it said
Disk 0 Unallocated Space-149.0 GB-149.0 GB-(blank)
I then selected this disk and clicked "new", creating a 152626 MB partition. now it says
Disk 0 Partition 1-149.0 GB-149.0 GB-Primary
at this point it says "Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1. (Show details)"
this opens a dialog box that reveals "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"
I downloaded the storage drivers from Acer's download & support page and tried loading the suggested one as well as several others. I don't know if the drivers worked as there was no confirmation that they had installed.
From what i have read on other posts, I am falling off at the driver installation step. I believe this may my problem...
All help is greatly appreciated.
- because I formatted the drive there is no operating system installed. Running anything besides cmd is not possible.
- I am using the Windows 7 RC 7100 which has installed on another computer without trouble.
- If I posted this in the wrong area or something like that, please let me know how to fix it, Im new to this forum stuff