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Windows 7: windows 7 install error

29 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 prem
windows 7 install error

i just got my PC repaired, new hard drive and other parts. everything works fine it gets to setup, the agreement, which drive to pick, (a little slowpaced but it got there) and now its been copying files for over an hour. it wont get passed that, it gives me an error code 0x00070057 but when i try to look it up i cant find it anywhere. could anyone help me out?

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29 Dec 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Where did you get your Windows 7 from... you may have a corrupted install disc .. try a different install disc, or burn another one...
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29 Dec 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mikula, welcome to Seven Forums!

How big is the new HDD, Windows 7 sometime has difficulties installing to too large a space of 1TB and more, if this may be the case, I would use the info in this snip and the tutorial at the link below (though use "clean" instead of "clean all" to a new HDD) to create a single 100GB partition to do the install to and see if that sorts it and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
DISKPART : At PC Startup

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29 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 prem

Its a 500gb hard drive, its a legit copy bought it from staples and used it takes forever to load, alot longer than I remembere. I can't find the error code solution anywhere online
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29 Dec 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Check for conflicting hardware components.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
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29 Dec 2010   #6

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Try giving your HD a good clean.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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29 Dec 2010   #7

windows 7 prem

Its a brand new hard drive. New mobo, processor, ram and graphics card. The guy was installing vista on it yesterday before I told him I had windows 7 and began doing it myself. I trip formatting the drive and 10 minutes later gave me an error
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29 Dec 2010   #8


Make sure you have the latest BIOS version update from computer or mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Also in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

If install fails, try pre-partitioning the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD or the DISKPART steps in BareFootKid's post above. Mark it Active.

Next test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Then test your HD with maker's diag/repair full CD scan: HD Diagnostic

Post back the exact wording of the error message.
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29 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7 prem

The guy at the shop was installing vista when I got it and he canceled cause I had 7. I think the disk might be bad
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29 Dec 2010   #10


Be sure to wipe the HD using tutorial theog posted above. And Create the full partition marked Active in Step 2.2.

If you have continued problems and suspect its the installer (as could be) call MS Tech Support so they can replace it if it's determined not working right.
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