Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista


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Guest

I have tried at least 5 times now to install Home Premium. Every time in the
expanding step (the second one in installation) I get error message
0x80070003 stating some files cannot be found. What is wrong, obviously all
the files I have are on the disk. I am clean installing it on a wiped hard
drive that I format with the Home Premium disk prior to installing. Someone
please help.
 
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Ronnie Vernon MVP

Is this an upgrade disk or the full retail version? If it's an upgrade, it
needs to start from within windows.
 
G

Guest

Its not an upgrade, it is full retail version.
Ronnie Vernon MVP said:
Is this an upgrade disk or the full retail version? If it's an upgrade, it
needs to start from within windows.



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Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User
 
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Ronnie Vernon MVP

Make sure that no other drives are plugged into the system, especially in
the USB ports.
 
G

Guest

I have the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and ethernet plugged in. Nothing else.
 
G

Guest

I've been getting exactly the same problem as this when trying to install
Vista Ultimate from an OEM disc. It stalls between 3-5% through expanding
files. I've also tried upgrading from Windows XP Pro (SP2) and experienced
the same issue- the install does not complete. I've tried reformatting and
repartitioning the drive I'm installing onto (both using the option within
the install interface and also plugging the HDD into a different machine
running Vista for a full format), as well as using alternate install media.
None of this has been successful, and since then my PC (with a fresh install
of WinXP in the interim) will not recognise the HDD unless the WinXP CD is in
the drive. I have yet to try a flat install (will have a crack at it this
evening), though I don't hold out much hope.
 
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G

Guest

Really? To what? I just tell it to boot from the CD drive and once installed
it will boot from the HDD
 
G

Guest

I just tried 2 more installs, a 6th or a 7th time total. Still same problem.
I also shuffle the boot order in my bios and still no change.
 
G

Guest

Ahead of you there- tried running with HDD first, DVD drive first and HDD
only (DVD removed from boot order) with no luck.

The problem's still the Vista install. I can get it to start, but five
minutes in it gives out as nharmon91 describes.

Could this be due to having a SATA HDD connected, whether being used in the
install or not? I'll try disconnecting the SATA and running the install with
the IDE only and see if that makes any difference.
 
G

Guest

I am about to go insane and obviously no one knows what is going wrong. 10+
attemps and no luck. Thanks Microsoft for letting me throw $120 out the
window.
 
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Ric

how much Ram do you have in the machine....I got the same error trying to
install ultima 64 bit with 4 gigs, had to remove 2 gigs to get the install
to run, then did a windows update as soon as it was installed and installed
kb929777, shut down added the ram back in and that solved mine.
 
G

Guest

I have 2 gigs, of DDR800.

Ric said:
how much Ram do you have in the machine....I got the same error trying to
install ultima 64 bit with 4 gigs, had to remove 2 gigs to get the install
to run, then did a windows update as soon as it was installed and installed
kb929777, shut down added the ram back in and that solved mine.
 
D

Don

nharmon91 said:
I have tried at least 5 times now to install Home Premium. Every time in the
expanding step (the second one in installation) I get error message
0x80070003 stating some files cannot be found...
I've seen other people posting with very strange install problems that
were fixed with a BIOS update for the motherboard. Might be worth a
try, anyway.
 
G

Guest

I've (finally) managed to convince Vista to install.

In the BIOS settings, I located an option to set the boot order of HDDs
(rather than just the device boot order- I set this to HDD first, then DVD
drive), where I noticed the system was choosing my SATA drive first rather
than the IDE drive I was trying to install onto. I changed this to use the
IDE drive first, then tried to install (as an upgrade from XP Professional- I
haven't tried doing a clean install). The OS then updated flawlessly.

Let us know if this works for you, nharmon.
 
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MTay33

Sorry I'm not offering any fixes. I'm experiencing the same behavior as well. I'm attempting a clean Vista 64-bit Home Premium install on the following system:

-Asus P5NSLI motherboard w/NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset
-Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 Ghz
-e-GeForce 7100GS PCI-E video card
-2GB DDR2 RAM
-WD 500GB SATA Drive

It hangs at 14% expanding files everytime. Here is what I have tried:
- updated the BIOS to the most recent version
- removed all cards except the video card.
- tried different Vista disk, dvd drive, and hard drive
- removed 1GB of memory

If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful.

Thanks.

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MTay33

I also tried loading the winvista 64 bit drivers for my NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset. I put them on a USB thumbdrive and selected 'Load Drivers' during the beginning of the Vista install. Still no luck. Now it hangs at 13% expanding files.

My next step is exchanging my motherboard for a new one with a different chipset. I could have a faulty board or the board may not actually be compatible with Win Vista 64 bit.

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muhammad asghar

want to install



nharmon9 wrote:

Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
09-Apr-07

I have tried at least 5 times now to install Home Premium. Every time in the
expanding step (the second one in installation) I get error message
0x80070003 stating some files cannot be found. What is wrong, obviously all
the files I have are on the disk. I am clean installing it on a wiped hard
drive that I format with the Home Premium disk prior to installing. Someone
please help.

Previous Posts In This Thread:

Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
I have tried at least 5 times now to install Home Premium. Every time in the
expanding step (the second one in installation) I get error message
0x80070003 stating some files cannot be found. What is wrong, obviously all
the files I have are on the disk. I am clean installing it on a wiped hard
drive that I format with the Home Premium disk prior to installing. Someone
please help.

Is this an upgrade disk or the full retail version?
Is this an upgrade disk or the full retail version? If it is an upgrade, i
needs to start from within windows


-

Ronnie Verno
Microsoft MV
Windows Shell/User

Re: Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
Its not an upgrade, it is full retail version
:

Make sure that no other drives are plugged into the system, especially in the
Make sure that no other drives are plugged into the system, especially i
the USB ports

-

Ronnie Verno
Microsoft MV
Windows Shell/User

I have the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and ethernet plugged in. Nothing else.
I have the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and ethernet plugged in. Nothing else

:

I've been getting exactly the same problem as this when trying to install
I've been getting exactly the same problem as this when trying to install
Vista Ultimate from an OEM disc. It stalls between 3-5% through expanding
files. I've also tried upgrading from Windows XP Pro (SP2) and experienced
the same issue- the install does not complete. I've tried reformatting and
repartitioning the drive I'm installing onto (both using the option within
the install interface and also plugging the HDD into a different machine
running Vista for a full format), as well as using alternate install media.
None of this has been successful, and since then my PC (with a fresh install
of WinXP in the interim) will not recognise the HDD unless the WinXP CD is in
the drive. I have yet to try a flat install (will have a crack at it this
evening), though I don't hold out much hope.

Re: Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
You need to change the boot order in your Bios

Malkira wrote:

Really? To what?
Really? To what? I just tell it to boot from the CD drive and once installe
it will boot from the HD

:

I just tried 2 more installs, a 6th or a 7th time total. Still same problem.
I just tried 2 more installs, a 6th or a 7th time total. Still same problem
I also shuffle the boot order in my bios and still no change

:

Ahead of you there- tried running with HDD first, DVD drive first and HDD only
Ahead of you there- tried running with HDD first, DVD drive first and HDD
only (DVD removed from boot order) with no luck

The problem's still the Vista install. I can get it to start, but five
minutes in it gives out as nharmon91 describes

Could this be due to having a SATA HDD connected, whether being used in the
install or not? I'll try disconnecting the SATA and running the install with
the IDE only and see if that makes any difference.

:

I am about to go insane and obviously no one knows what is going wrong.
I am about to go insane and obviously no one knows what is going wrong. 10+
attemps and no luck. Thanks Microsoft for letting me throw $120 out the
window.

:

how much Ram do you have in the machine....
how much Ram do you have in the machine....I got the same error trying to
install ultima 64 bit with 4 gigs, had to remove 2 gigs to get the install
to run, then did a windows update as soon as it was installed and installed
kb929777, shut down added the ram back in and that solved mine.



Re: Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
I have 2 gigs, of DDR800.

:

Re: Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista
nharmon91 wrote:

I have seen other people posting with very strange install problems that
were fixed with a BIOS update for the motherboard. Might be worth a
try, anyway.

I've (finally) managed to convince Vista to install.
I've (finally) managed to convince Vista to install.

In the BIOS settings, I located an option to set the boot order of HDDs
(rather than just the device boot order- I set this to HDD first, then DVD
drive), where I noticed the system was choosing my SATA drive first rather
than the IDE drive I was trying to install onto. I changed this to use the
IDE drive first, then tried to install (as an upgrade from XP Professional- I
haven't tried doing a clean install). The OS then updated flawlessly.

Let us know if this works for you, nharmon.

:

Sorry I'm not offering any fixes. I'm experiencing the same behavior as well.
Sorry I'm not offering any fixes. I'm experiencing the same behavior as well. I'm attempting a clean Vista 64-bit Home Premium install on the following system:

-Asus P5NSLI motherboard w/NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset
-Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 Ghz
-e-GeForce 7100GS PCI-E video card
-2GB DDR2 RAM
-WD 500GB SATA Drive

It hangs at 14% expanding files everytime. Here is what I have tried:
- updated the BIOS to the most recent version
- removed all cards except the video card.
- tried different Vista disk, dvd drive, and hard drive
- removed 1GB of memory

If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful.

Thanks.

I also tried loading the winvista 64 bit drivers for my NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
I also tried loading the winvista 64 bit drivers for my NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset. I put them on a USB thumbdrive and selected 'Load Drivers' during the beginning of the Vista install. Still no luck. Now it hangs at 13% expanding files.

My next step is exchanging my motherboard for a new one with a different chipset. I could have a faulty board or the board may not actually be compatible with Win Vista 64 bit.

Exchanged the board for an nvidia 680i chipset. Installed with no problems.
Exchanged the board for an nvidia 680i chipset. Installed with no problems.

The file not found that ms.com says is the cause of the error iscorrect.
The file not found that ms.com says is the cause of the error is
correct. however, their specific solution about a user file may be only
one of the causes.

In my case, after getting this file on install, I first changed the
boot order to be HD first, then CD. Then, on a force boot from CD I was
able to narrow down the error. In my case, there was a boot descriptor
from a previous install lingering on the disk.

Note that even if you use the Vista installer disk formatter to format
your disk, it won't update the Master Boot Record (MBR).

I still had a GRUB boot loader from a previous install of linux on the
disk. I was able to boot from a USB drive with a linux kernel and
flatten the HD. After that, Vista installed easily.

Standard cautions about Low-level formats of IDE drives hold; be
careful.


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