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Error 0x8007048F

    Question

  • Hello, I have wiped my hard drive on my laptop since it was having many troubles with opening windows, and as I am trying to reinstall through my recovery disc, that came with my Toshiba laptop, has been encountering this error every time i try reinstalling.
    I am wondering what i should do as it says that their is a device that isn't connected, the file it says it for is the PREINST7.SWM

    Please help!
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:46 AM

Answers

  • Yaakozy,

    The file in question belongs to Windows 7, which I'm almost certain that your recovery disc is not trying to install - it sounds as though you didn't format the drive properly. I'd try booting some sort of Live CD in order to use partition management software so that you can fully format the drive.

    -Alex
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:30 PM