Intallation error 0x80070003, cannot install Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by nharmon91, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. nharmon91

    nharmon91 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.
     
    nharmon91, Apr 9, 2007
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  2. Is this an upgrade disk or the full retail version? If it's an upgrade, it
    needs to start from within windows.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Apr 9, 2007
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  3. nharmon91

    nharmon91 Guest

    Its not an upgrade, it is full retail version.
     
    nharmon91, Apr 9, 2007
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  4. Make sure that no other drives are plugged into the system, especially in
    the USB ports.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Apr 10, 2007
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  5. nharmon91

    nharmon91 Guest

    I have the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and ethernet plugged in. Nothing else.
     
    nharmon91, Apr 10, 2007
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  6. nharmon91

    Malkira 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.
     
    Malkira, Apr 10, 2007
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  7. nharmon91

    Wizard Guest

    You need to change the boot order in your Bios.
     
    Wizard, Apr 10, 2007
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  8. nharmon91

    nharmon91 Guest

    Really? To what? I just tell it to boot from the CD drive and once installed
    it will boot from the HDD
     
    nharmon91, Apr 10, 2007
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  9. nharmon91

    nharmon91 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.
     
    nharmon91, Apr 10, 2007
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  10. nharmon91

    Malkira 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.
     
    Malkira, Apr 10, 2007
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  11. nharmon91

    nharmon91 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.
     
    nharmon91, Apr 10, 2007
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  12. nharmon91

    Ric Guest

    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.
     
    Ric, Apr 11, 2007
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  13. nharmon91

    nharmon91 Guest

    I have 2 gigs, of DDR800.

     
    nharmon91, Apr 11, 2007
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  14. nharmon91

    Don Guest

    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.
     
    Don, Apr 12, 2007
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  15. nharmon91

    Malkira 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.
     
    Malkira, Apr 17, 2007
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  16. nharmon91

    MTay33 Guest

    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, Apr 17, 2007
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  17. nharmon91

    MTay33 Guest

    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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    MTay33, Apr 20, 2007
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  18. nharmon91

    MTay33 Guest

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

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    MTay33, Apr 22, 2007
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  19. nharmon91

    cmarkham Guest

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

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

    Note that even if you use the Vista installer disk formatter to forma
    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 th
    disk. I was able to boot from a USB drive with a linux kernel an
    flatten the HD. After that, Vista installed easily

    Standard cautions about Low-level formats of IDE drives hold; b
    careful
     
    cmarkham, Aug 17, 2008
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  20. 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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