Installation Failed - Error 0x80070241
I have tried installing Windows 7 in Virtual PC and on my HP 2133 netbook. Both halt when in the copy file stage with this error message:
Windows cannot copy files required for installation. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070241 I have downloaded the iso's again (from the Microsoft partner site) in case there was a corrupt download, but I get the same error.
The VPC image was using the ISO directly, and I copied the files from the iso to a usb drive for the netbook install. Anyone else see this?
View 9 Replies (Posted: Jan 14, 2009)
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Searched and discovered multiple _possible_ hardware and software causes and multiple _possible_ resolution schemes.
The only consistent solution regardless of all other factors was a boot from the Windows 7 install media; DVD, USB, etc....
Necessitates a temporary BIOS change to make the Windows 7 media the 1st boot media.
Me: Dell Optiplex/P4 3Ghz/2GBmem, XP Pro sp3, Windows 7 to be installed on a clean fresh dedicated 75GB drive.
Failure History: multiple downloads, multiple DVD burns at various speeds on multiple drives and multiple media mfrs, copied to new drive, ISO busted to new drive - Install always started in Windows environment and always failed with Error 0x80070241.
Success: Reset BIOS to boot from DVD, seamless install from DVD, 1st time.
Observation: On some hardware/software configs, in some obscure corner of Windows there sometimes exists a process/dll/driver/etc.... that creates a conflict with the Windows 7 installer; run the installer in a 'non-windows' boot and no conflict.
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