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amateurvideographer0

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Hey guys, can someone please help me :help:

Error code:0x80070017

I currently have an activated windows 8 installed on my laptop which is great because activating windows 8 really was difficult for me.
The problem is, I had it installed on a wrong partition (D) which is only 22.6 GB.

The reason why I did this was because I had my previous version of windows (Win 7) installed on partition :C, and I wanted :C to be clean before I install windows 8 but my windows 8 installer is not bootable so I installed my windows 8 on partition D then formatted partition :C by simply going into My Computer and clicking "Format".

So now when I'm about to install windows 8 on the formatted partition :C, before it finishes its installation, it shows an error that says it cant continue the setup because some files are missing or corrupted.

Error code:0x80070017

Can anyone please help me or tell me what do????

I also tried installing windows 7 but it also gives me the same error.
I tried installing after effects, not successful either.

HEEEEEELP!

Edited by amateurvideographer0, 24 February 2013 - 05:45 AM.

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:welcome: amateurvideographer0

Couple of questions if I may;

Was Windows 8 downloaded direct from Microsoft.
How have you tried re-installing Windows 7 as in from a full retail disk or a USB thumb drive as two examples.

If you are trying to use burned disks you may have had the burn speed too high or in a worse case scenario your HDD may have issues.
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You can create bootable Windows 8 install media after it's been installed in most cases. See here: ESD-to-ISO
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I installed both windows 8 and windows 7 from a CD to answer your question :)

One problem is that I used the same windows 8 cd installer to install my activated windows 8 now, then when I tried to use it again to install in a different partition, the error came up. So I thought that the CD was the problem, so I bought another one, same error. Then I used my windows 7 installer, same problem.
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Windows 8 was not directly downloaded from microsoft :)
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..............so I installed my windows 8 on partition D then formatted partition :C by simply going into My Computer and clicking "Format".


This is not possible as it would be like asking Windows to commit suicide.

Where did you obtain Windows 8 from?
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PLEASE answer the query by my colleague Wolfeymole - BEFORE addressing my post.

1. The error is what is known as a CRC error - cyclic redundancy check.
In simple terms it means that the data on the disc, is not being copied to the hard drive in its correct form.

2. There are a number of reasons one may receive this error. Three of which are:-
A. An existing program on the computer is preventing it.

B. If D was the recovery partition, of the original OS, that may be the reason.

C. Tne laptop has UEFI firmware and the drive is formatted incorrectly.
If Windows 7 was 32 bit this is unlikely to apply.

The most common reason however is
This usually means either a bad DVD, or a read error on the DVD drive.

and as it is now happening with all three discs one may suspect the drive

A minor point but I presume you mean a DVD.

So I thought that the CD was the problem, so I bought another one, same error.


HOWEVER as I said at the start of my post please answer my colleagues question first - perhaps both in respect of the first installation disc and indeed the one you refer to as - so I bought another one

Edited by Macboatmaster, 25 February 2013 - 05:06 PM.

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