Setup Installation :: Software Installation Stops Without Error Message?
Sep 15, 2014
I've been trying to install the printer software for an HP Laserjet printer and can't get it installed. I've even had an HP tech person try to install it via remote control and he couldn't. I was told that something on my system is preventing the installation.
I ran sfc /scannow and it found corrupted files that it couldn't repair. I would be happy to send any log files that may be needed.
I installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a GPT SSD like the tutorial on this very forum states, but I ran into an issue when I plugged in my secondary HDD (1tb MBR?). It won't boot even if I make sure Windows Boot Manager is the primary boot option. What can I do about this?
If I unplug the drive, it boots fine. If I plug it back in, it stops and Windows tries to repair itself.
Apparently if you're using Win 8 with UEFI, you can't have a 2nd drive that uses extended or logical partition. Since I had Ubuntu on the 2nd drive (logical) it wouldn't boot. I haven't done it yet, but If I delete the partition it should work just fine. I created a bootable usb with Gparted and will fix it later.
I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 PRO. Though, every time I try to install it, it reaches around 82% and then it stops to give an error code. 0x8007004 I think...
Anyway, I've done some researching and apparently the update does not work unless the user directory is not in its default location.
It's true for my setup. I run both an SSD and HDD, and I moved the user directory to the HDD using a Symbolic Link. That way to trick the system that it still is at C: Drive, but is actually writing the data at D: Drive.
Anyway, what are the steps I can take so that I can install Windows 8.1? There are a few features I want to use that are in that update, but this has prevented me from doing so for a while now. I would prefer to keep it setup this way because I don't want to harm my SSD and keep it in tip top shape.
New to windows 8. I'm connecting my wireless HP printer office jet 4500. I was in the process of downloading and installing the software and was stopped by this message. " Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before completing this install." Earlier I tried to install the software for an Iomega external hard drive that had crashed. It wouldn't work so I think I took the cd out without ejecting it. To the best of my knowledge there is no other installation going on. Where would I find out if a program is being installed so I can stop it?
I purchased a new laptop last week: Lenovo G500.it has Windows 8 pre-installed.at present i am still using the pre-installed McAfee Internet security programme for my AV;i have successfully done all updates(which are set to automatic)
However-despite 5 attempts to free upgrade to 8.1 i am still getting the Error Code 0x80072ee2 message and installation fails. on checking this out i am finding 'fixes' but these require installation of 'repair tool' type applications(only operable if bought etc).
Although I already have Windows 8.1 installed on my computer, why does a message crop up every now and again when I am on the internet telling me that I have Windows 8 and I need to go to the Microsoft Store to download Windows 8.1?
I recently built a rig (spec below) and originally installed windows 7.
I decided today I would install windows 8.1 as I get it for free from my university. I booted the installation disc in EFI mode, wiped the SSD and deleted all partitions. I let windows create the partitions it needs and proceeded to install.
The installation got up to 2% in expanding windows files and showed error:
Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure that all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code: 0x800070570.
I rebooted and tried again several times and the same thing happened whether I chose EFI cd boot or not.
I then reinstalled windows 7 without any issues, and downloaded an 8.1 pro disc image from mydigitallife. The installation got a little further into expanding windows files, but the same error came up again.
Ive been reading that it may be a memory issue so i'm the process of reinstalling windows 7 and running memtest86+, but I doubt this is the case as its a mew system and windows 7 has no trouble
My Windows 8 installation crashed this AM and the repair tools couldn't fix it. I ran the "Reset" option, which keeps my settings and data but reinstalls Windows 8. Well, things seemed to go OK, but none of my settings were kept (I had to reconfigure Outlook 2013, etc... and I'm getting this error now, which is preventing me from installing Acronis, Nero and VDownloader.
I have downloaded Windows 8 Pro 64-bit through the students/partner site and burnt it on a DVD. When I boot from it though I get many types of errors....the most common is 0xc0000098 that says that my PC needs to be repaired and that one or more files are missing or contain errors...I have also tried burning 3 different dvds with different programs to make sure it's not a program's fault but still with no results..
Created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer from WindowsBlue-ClientwithApps-64bit-English-X1899605.iso. Create completed successfully with 452MB of free space left on a 4GB flash drive.
During install, I get this about 10 seconds after the ugly fish appears during install.
I'll burn a DVD and try it but much prefer a flash drive for install.
Downloaded from Windows.com. Installed and upon final reboot got this error. "The OS couldn't be loaded because the kernal is missing or contains errors." Suggests doing a repair??? by inserting the Disk. Don't have disk, it was a download. What to do next? Is the main file on the HD that I could burn to DVD or??
I bought Dell inspiron with pre installed windows 8. My research says that it has product key on bios. It came with only one partation. I tried to shrink c and making new partations using epm. after boot I got this error. "A required device is not connected or can't be accesed." I have nither any recovery disk, nor installation disk nor dell disks. I tried to search on internet somewhere I found that this problem is due to currption of boot manager. My laptop has gpt partations scheme. I can probably repair my boot manager using How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader? - Super User. But as I said I don't have any disks.
I installed a free utility Rebuild icon cache that I used extensively in Win 7. This utility needs .NET Framework 2. When I run the utility it appears a notice: parsing or parser error 0xC00CE556 with some bla bla .....machine.config. default. Hit OK, then the utility works as always. Looks like a false error warning.
Checking in the Forums I made the following attempts to correct this:
sfc/scannow (as ADM)unistall all .NET (3.5 that includes 2, and 4.5.) and re-install them through Windows Update.
The problem is really very minor, however is annoying I am not going to re-install whole Windows 8 to get rid of it.
I have tried installing Win 7 in UEFI on my old Asus K56JV Laptop.
I have used a tutorial by Brink to create the bootable usb. The system can see it but after it has loaded, I get the following message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix problem
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart 2. Choose your language setting and click next 3. click "repair your computer"
What should I do from here?
I have tried to make the usb both manually and with rufus usb software. The system does not currently run on UEFI, but it supports it, and I have changed it in BIOS. Also I run Ubuntu in dual boot. I don't know if the GRUB interface does anything here, because the recovery will not start either, though I believe it did so last time I formatted the laptop
I am trying to install Windows 8 64 Bit on a HP 2530p laptop using a USB Flash Drive that I set up with DiskPart and copied OS files to - from DVD disc. I first tried to install using a DVD disc in a external DVD RW I plugged into USB port of laptop - this laptop has no built-in optical drive. I got the same error code with DVD disc that I get with USB Flash drive. I formatted HD during beginning of install so there is no OS on laptop...
Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570.
I ran a MemTest86 and did a HD Test from BIOS and both passed.
I continue to get this error code everytime I try to install the update. I have verified I am logged in as and administer and have checked for spyware etc... I am running Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and my computer is 64-bit
My laptop is ASUS S46C, come with window 8 OEM 64bit. As a diligent updater, i gt 8.1 through the window store. A few days ago, i gt error code 0xc0000185 with the BSOD. I borrowed a window 8 dvd and somehow able to bypass the problem without reinstalling the window.
But now the system seems corrupted or lack of some system files as explorer and firefox always freeze. But when i tried to refresh/reset the BSOD appeared again with the error code 0xc0000185.
I have tried to created an iso file but both the normal product ID and the product key i found by Belarc Advisor does not work. I guess OEM key is no use after all. So can i know what are my options?
Each time I try the Windows 8 upgrade assistant I get the following error: "We can't connect right now...Check your Internet connection and try again". Apparently, a number of people are having this issue
Steps to try and solve:
-Disabled AV and Firewall both software and the router firewall. -Checked to make sure date/time was correct. -Went to a different location so the IP address would be different. -Tried LAN connection.
Tried on 3 different machines, both 32 bit and 64 bit. My key is a 64 bit key. At each machine, the key passes the check. But, I always have the same error. After each failed attempt, I deleted the folder:
"C:UsersuserAppDataLocalMicrosoftWebSetupPanther" where the upgrade assistant stores info about previous attempts.
I have a pc that which it's cpu is 64 bit base and in the past i installed windows xp x64.now i want to install windows 8.1. At first I tried to install windows 8.1 X64 but after installation it cannot boot and the error is :
After that i installed window 8.1 X32 and it works fine ,but I want to know why i cannot install x64 .i am trying to installing and troubleshooting of that on other pc that is exactly like mine. I cheked the cpu with core info and the result is :
Coreinfo v3.21 - Dump information on system CPU and memory topology Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources
Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10, Genuine Intel
Just sharing in case people have been having the same problem following a Store update to 8.1.
After downloading and installing via the store, a restart shows a bluescreen displaying:
"Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device Error Code: 0xc0000017 You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media... blah blah blah"
However, after getting that message, I was able to select F9 and it rebooted back into Windows 8 with a message stating:
We couldn't complete the update to Windows 8.1. We've restored your previous version of Windows to this PC 0xC1900101-0x20017
After a lot of digging, I decided that a system refresh was the way forward. After I did this, I installed one update - KB2871389. This made the 8.1 update visible in the store Applied the store update and it worked perfectly.
I' am currently using a custom made laptop which I had to repair due to an hardware failure. After I got the PC back I reinstalled Windows but the product key I had wasn't working properly any more. Knowing that after an hardware change this is not an uncommon problem, I just used the option "Activate by phone" and everything went fine.
Unfortunately the last day I got the blue screen with the error 0xc0000021a, which I know is caused by misconfigured system files in the computer. Moreover this error is really similar to the error I got prior the hardware failure (0xc00000e). So I figured that maybe the Windows 8 installation I have (I purchased before Windows 8.1) has some problems, and maybe I can solve them by reinstalling directly Windows 8.1, instead of reinstalling Windows 8 and then upgrading it from the store.
The problem is that when I launch the Windows 8.1 set-up program to create a media for recovery, when asked for the product key mine doesn't work. I think this has something to do with the hardware change and with the fact that I used the "activate by phone" option, but my Windows version is legit and I paid for it, and therefore I want to be able to reset my computer if I need to (like now).