install error code 0x80070003

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by crichmon, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. crichmon

    crichmon Guest

    several attempts to install windows vista 64 ultimate have resulted in the
    error message: "windows cannot install required files. the file does not
    exist. make sure all files required for installation are available, and
    restart the installation. error code: 0x80070003". i've tried installing
    from the dvd-rom, and from a copy of the dvd-rom on my hard drive, each
    several times. please help.
    crichmon, Jun 4, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    Are you allowing Windows to go online and get updates during install from
    the desktop? That error is usually related to updates. Try unchecking the
    online update option.
    Jane C, Jun 4, 2007
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  3. crichmon

    crichmon Guest

    attempts to install windows vista from windows have been with, some without
    updates and some with updates, resulting in the same error. :(
    crichmon, Jun 4, 2007
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    mcwicken Guest

    I am having the same problem.. I have spent over 9.5 hr.s on phone with
    microsoft and still no go.. all the test are good to go but the soundmax
    one.. I have to say this is nuts.. Good grief what a pain.. my video
    card is fine on test too.. Vista Ultimate is about to go back to the
    store at 400.00 a pop I would think it would run better then this.. I
    was hoping to get all the use of my ram.. Just built this system for my
    birthday end of Dec. waiting on Conan to come out want to use all my ram
    and dirext x10 dang.. :mad::cry::confused:
    mcwicken, Mar 23, 2008
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