I am getting this error, except in slightly different circumstances. I have downloaded the 64 bit version (I have an athlon x2 64) and burned it to a CD, checking the SHA1 and MD5 checksums before doing so (and verifying the data afterwards). I am trying to dual-boot the system, keeping XP on a large partition and putting Win7 on a 100gb partition, which was made using gparted. I have noticed that the installer behaves very strangely, so I would like to see if these occurrences are normal or not.
-After the new Windows logo appears, with "starting windows" below it, the installer goes to a screen with the bluish background and just the cursor. The loading symbol stays for about 15 seconds or so, then disappears and the system just sits on this screen for about 4 minutes doing nothing; no cd reads, no audible reading of the hard drive, nothing.
-Eventually the Windows 7 screen appears that asks for Language, Time and Currency Format, and Keyboard layout. I hit next, then "Install Now" on the nest screen, and a screen that says "Setup is Loading" appears, again with the loading cursor. It sits on this screen for another 4 minutes, with nothing else on the screen.
-Again, eventually the license agreement page comes up. I accept, and then choose to do a custom install for the dual-boot. I choose to use the 100gb ntfs partition I created with gparted and click next.
-On the "Installing Windows" screen, the first step is "copying files." The progress percentage goes from 0% to 100% in one step, taking about 1 second.
-The nest step, "Expanding Files", sits on 0% progress for a couple of minutes. It then slowly creeps to 3%, where this error occurs and I am forced to restart.
What parts of this process are abnormal, and what should I do to try to correct them? I must also note that gparted said it detected "bad sectors" on my hard drive, but I doubt these are the problem; installing linux and windows XP pose no problems. Also the installation never asked for a CD key; perhaps I never got that far.
Any help is appreciated.
Also, to clarify, the full text of the error is "Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x80070570"
Edited by greenwall, 11 January 2009 - 07:15 PM.