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Windows 7: Can't install Windows 7 - Error 0x80070057


30 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
Can't install Windows 7 - Error 0x80070057

Hi,

In doing a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit), an error appears when it gets to "Expanding Windows Files". Error 0x80070057. Had a look to see if any others had the same problem and many did. I've tried what others have suggested including wiping the hard drive etc etc. Now the strange thing is I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) (same as the one above) already, on the same laptop, with the same hard drive and everything and it installed without a problem!!!

Can someone help me or atleast explain to me why it won't install now even after being installed before?

Thanks!

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30 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

I'm in the process of trying the install with one of the two memory cards out... Not sure if that will make a difference?
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30 Jun 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WoodyWoodsta View Post
I'm in the process of trying the install with one of the two memory cards out... Not sure if that will make a difference?
It may. OS'es tend to like being installed with little RAM.
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30 Jun 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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30 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

But when I installed Windows 7 the first time it worked with two cards in (1256mb total). Is 256mb too little?
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30 Jun 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WoodyWoodsta View Post
But when I installed Windows 7 the first time it worked with two cards in (1256mb total). Is 256mb too little?
Yes 256mb is too little. Try using 1GB, or at least 512 mb RAM.
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30 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
How would it help? I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop before using the CD with no problem.
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30 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WoodyWoodsta View Post
But when I installed Windows 7 the first time it worked with two cards in (1256mb total). Is 256mb too little?
Yes 256mb is too little. Try using 1GB, or at least 512 mb RAM.
Thanks
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30 Jun 2010   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WoodyWoodsta View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
How would it help? I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop before using the CD with no problem.
Could be a fault with the dvd.
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30 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WoodyWoodsta View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
How would it help? I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop before using the CD with no problem.
Could be a fault with the dvd.
I used the same DVD two weeks ago and it worked fine! Good ol computer problems.
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