possible solution for error 0x080070017 RRS feed

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  • hey
    i had the same problem. i had two dvds, one vista ultimate, one with several versions (business, home premium, ultimate, etc; u choose the version by the key you enter), both gave me the same error 0x080070017 on the expanding files stage.

    i decided to try something:

    initiated a vista ultimate intall with the multiversion dvd. reached the pick drive screen and highlighted the drive i wanted but didn't click next. insted, removed the dvd, replaced it by the vista ultimate only dvd, and then clicked next.

    the installation went through without any errors. vista's fine.

    don't know if it has anything to do with it, or if it has everything to do with it but it worked for me, maybe it will work for someone else.

    ps: didn't change any hardware, nor software. installed from blank HDD, with 3 partitions. my pc: compal wft00 14.1"

    hope it's usefull

    Thursday, December 6, 2007 12:46 PM



    Hi starstrider_


    Thank you for the post.


    The issue that the error code 0x80070017 and a File Copy error appear during the Windows Vista installation can usually be caused by the following factors:


    1.   Defective, damaged or invalid installation media.

    2.   Software, such as antivirus or other filter drivers, interfering with file i/o to the media.


    To resolve these issues, use these recommendations:


    1.   Verify that the installation media is legitimate hologram media. If it is an OEM Windows Vista disk, please contact OEM for detailed directions about how to install Windows Vista.

    2.  Format the drive and install Windows Vista.

    4.   Replace possible defective DVD media.

    5.   Copy the installation files from the Windows Vista disk to the local hard drive and install Windows Vista using the installation files on the local hard drive.

    7.   Upgrade the firmware on ROM drive or use another DVDROM.

    8.   Check disk (use chkdsk) to find and fix possible disk errors.


    Hope it helps.


    Best regards,

    Tim Quan

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, December 10, 2007 2:44 AM