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Error code: 0x80070001

    Question

  • "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070001"

    This error comes up durring the expanding files stage of installation. Always at 57%. I have burned the dvd twice now, both times at 4x. And both copys work fine on my desktop.

    I read a post about reseating/changing the ram, wich i have with no results.

    Im running a dell latitude d820 2g, intel core 2, 250g hd
    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 12:19 AM

Answers

  • Ok so here it is. using bits of advice from everyone, i managed to work around this issue and install win7. heres what i did.

     

    Extracted the iso to a folder using winrar

    copied the contents of the folder to the empty(or so i though) flash drive and put it in the laptop.

    turns out there was an old grub bootloader on the drive, but this didnt seem to interfere with the installation.

    I booted vista on my laptop and inserted the flash drive, autorun started and i started the installation. I did a complete install, the computer restarted and now seems to be working fine.

    Although this does not fix the issue, if anyone else has a problem, this worked for me.

     

    As far as using a dvd, i have burned 2 dvds of the iso at the slowest speed(4x) both worked in my desktop, niether worked in my laptop. I use this drive for burning alot, and it has been very reliable burning iso's, the only time I ever had a problem with it was burning cd's from itunes(shame) and now i dont use itunes anymore


    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:59 AM

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  • it might be worth trying to copy all the files to a directory on either the HDD or a USB stick and trying to run the install from there, just in case its an issue with the drive reading the disc , which is what it sounds like. What are you trying to install to thats giving you the error?.
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 12:29 AM
  • Hi rjd584
    I do agree withSabginius but I would also recommend you to burn the disc in the slowest possible way like X1
    It seems like you have a corruption in your burned image or installation media itself

    Erdal
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:04 AM
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  • Sanginius said:

    it might be worth trying to copy all the files to a directory on either the HDD or a USB stick and trying to run the install from there, just in case its an issue with the drive reading the disc , which is what it sounds like. What are you trying to install to thats giving you the error?.



    Im going to try this method now, but how do I make a flash drive bootable? There is an option in my system bios to boot from flash drive, but doesnt the ISO have to be written a certain way?
    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:24 AM
  • Hi

    What is size of partition on that you try to intall w7?
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:36 AM
  • Ventsislav Alexandriyski said:

    Hi

    What is size of partition on that you try to intall w7?



    ive tried different sized partitions, and using the whole drive(250)
    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:39 AM
  • What is your system configuration?

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:44 AM
  • As far as i am aware theres nothing special needed especially if you can boot from a usb stick,i'm waiting a new stick coming so i can experiment with this, as mine died recently and i have no idea what the cause is.
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:53 AM
  • Ok so here it is. using bits of advice from everyone, i managed to work around this issue and install win7. heres what i did.

     

    Extracted the iso to a folder using winrar

    copied the contents of the folder to the empty(or so i though) flash drive and put it in the laptop.

    turns out there was an old grub bootloader on the drive, but this didnt seem to interfere with the installation.

    I booted vista on my laptop and inserted the flash drive, autorun started and i started the installation. I did a complete install, the computer restarted and now seems to be working fine.

    Although this does not fix the issue, if anyone else has a problem, this worked for me.

     

    As far as using a dvd, i have burned 2 dvds of the iso at the slowest speed(4x) both worked in my desktop, niether worked in my laptop. I use this drive for burning alot, and it has been very reliable burning iso's, the only time I ever had a problem with it was burning cd's from itunes(shame) and now i dont use itunes anymore


    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:59 AM
  • Glad youve got it up and operational, was it just a direct extract of the Iso to the usb flash drive? 
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:02 AM
  • Obviously your DVD is already worn or full with dust
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:51 AM
  • Sanginius said:

    Glad youve got it up and operational, was it just a direct extract of the Iso to the usb flash drive? 



    Correct it was a direct extract with winrar to a folder. I also found out the dvd drive on my laptop had 6 versions of frimware updates. I updated(in windows 7) with no problems, but havent tried re-installing. Will do when i break it though.
    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:06 PM
  • Ventsislav Alexandriyski said:

    Obviously your DVD is already worn or full with dust



    Your full of dust.


    I dont rule this out, but its highly doubtfull. Thanks
    Why wont this f*n thing work
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:07 PM
  • rjd584 said:

    Ventsislav Alexandriyski said:

    Obviously your DVD is already worn or full with dust



    Your full of dust.


    I dont rule this out, but its highly doubtfull. Thanks
    Why wont this f*n thing work



    What you think and what it is are two not crossing lines :)

    If there is something doutbful it is that firmware will help in your case
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:47 PM
  • Thanks!

    I am facing the same problem while installing Win 7.0 RC1.  Will try your method and let me hope everything works fine.

    LalM

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 1:53 PM
  • I am having the same exact error, but at 72% and not at 57%.  It moves along pretty well until it hits the 72% and then it hangs for awhile before it fails.  I am trying to install to a second hard drive in a Dell 4600 system with 2 each 40 gig hard drives.  The second drive had data on it, and I fdisked it to wipe it clean and then tried again.  I have 1 gig of DDR 266mhz ram, a Geforce 5200 graphics card, etc.  I decided that my dvd may not have burned properly so I am downloading this huge file again, and will burn another disk, at the slowest speed possible.  I might even burn 2 just in case!  If anyone has any other suggestions, I will look here to find them!  Thanks!
    Thursday, July 09, 2009 12:11 AM
  • It is happening to me @ 99%. I have used this DVD on numourous desktops and laptops. Always the same error. This laptop is a Dell D820. It is not a bad DVD.
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 4:15 PM
  • I was able to solve this problem by switching out my DVDR-115 for a DVDR-108 I had lying around.  Of course that doesn'y help laptop users much though.....
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:27 PM
  • hi,

          i have the same problem here..the expanding file stage..before it starts expanding it says that "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070001"... i want to try what you did...but first i have to copy first the content of the dvd to my hd to have a copy so that i will transer it into a empty  flashdrive..and thats my problem..it has error on copying the setup from the win7 disc...i think my win7dvd was exhausted...  do you have other way to save my win7 copy.. T_T..

     

     

    dhomz

    Thursday, June 03, 2010 1:12 AM
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    Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:46 PM
  • Hi i know it is too late to reply to old post but just to make sure if anyone came up with problem in future. As everyone said problem with ISO, YES right i had same problem but resolved afer using another CD and my Cd which was giving error working fine for others so you may say due to scratches on DVD my device is unable to read. in short I fixed problem just changing the media DVD--thanks

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 5:01 AM
  •  

    Thanks for your help; it pointed me in the right direction

    Here is what I did after to resolved the same error.

    1 Create a USB instead DVD/CD Image of ISO downloaded (I used the awesome MS Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool

    2 used this tool to create the USB

    3 install by selecting USB as option to boot and it was the fastest installation if windows yet.

    Good luck and thanks to the "rjd584" and others for your posting.

    Femi Dada

    Smarthost Design Technologies


    Smarthost Design Technologies LLC

    Saturday, August 04, 2012 9:57 PM