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Windows 7: Installation Error: 0x80300001


18 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Installation Error: 0x80300001

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.


P.S.
  • 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


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19 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that but I couldn't figure out how to find my driver on their site Silicon Image - Support. where should i go to find the drivers?
I forgot to mention that the drivers I do have are on a usb flash drive, like the Windows 7 installation files.
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19 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
is the name of the drive I have found from two locations, acer support, and Free Download Notebook Drivers,Applications,User Manual.. After loading it i still get the error message.
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19 Jan 2010   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try adding one of these to your USB stick: (32 or 64)

32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility

64-bit Floppy Configuration Utility
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21 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

theog, that contained the same driver as the other two sources. didnt work...
here is what i am doing, after downloading the drivers, i move the folder to the thumb drive and when i click load driver the installation on the acer I plug the thumb drive in and browse to the folder that contains the drivers and click ok. it searches for a second then comes up with the same driver (Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller) and when i click next it appears to install but after it returns to the "where do you want to install windows?" message, and the error.
am i missing a step?

also, in the bios the choice for the SATA Mode is IDE and AHCI which one should i choose?
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21 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corey lynx View Post

also, in the bios the choice for the SATA Mode is IDE and AHCI which one should i choose?

Choose IDE.
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15 Nov 2011   #8

Pennsylvania
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corey lynx View Post

also, in the bios the choice for the SATA Mode is IDE and AHCI which one should i choose?

Choose IDE.
Use AHCI. I ran into the same problem trying to install Windows 7 onto my SSD over AHCI. It would only work on the RAID setting, and the IDE setting is unacceptable for an SSD. I found HPET was disabled in my BIOS, enabled it, and it worked! It's worth a try!
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17 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I had the same problem with a Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3 rev. 1.1 installing Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

The Windows 7 installation program accepted all partitions before I loaded the driver from a USB flash drive.

The driver loaded fine, but after that the Windows 7 installation program refused to install on any on the partitions. Neither removing and recreating partitions nor refreshing helped. When I changed HPET mode from 32-bit to 64-bit in the BIOS, and began installation from scratch again, Windows 7 accepted all partitions again even with the AHCI driver loaded.
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