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Windows 7: Cannot reinstall windows due to unattend.xml error

13 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Cannot reinstall windows due to unattend.xml error

I tried to make an image of Windows 7 Professional including sysprep and answer file unattend.xml
This image restore failed with an error about the unattend.xml file that cannot be parsed so I thought... let's start over again !
Now I cannot reinstall Windows anymore beacuse at the end of the setup I get the error:
"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer and then restart the installation

This error stays in a loop.
when i reinstall other OS like Windows XP or Windows 8, there's no problem and I the installation continous but when I tried to reinstall windows 7 again after succesful install of other OS, I get the same loop error again
Even after a complete format of the disk, this error stays no matter what I try

Who can help me get out of this loop ?????

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13 Oct 2014   #2


Did you follow SysPrep to move HD to another computer?

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