Win 7 install issues - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
pro2a's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 382
Default Win 7 install issues

I am upgrading a tower for a customer who would rather upgrade then buy new. Her HDD was failing so I ordered her a new Patriot 60 GB SSD SATA II

System specs are as follows:
Intel Celeron D 352 3.2Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM (1 stick) <-- MoBo manual says 2 sticks of 1. I'm not sure if this really matters or not.
300 watt psu
Onboard GPU (ATI Radeon Xpress 200)
MoBo RC410M

I checked everything out. GPU is DX9 compatible, both memory and processor are enough to run Win 7. The MoBo has two SATA ports. BIOS detects the new SSD. I formatted the SSD with Gparted. It starts to install, then I get the dreaded error 3 times now.

"Windows cannot install required files. Makre sure all files required for installation are available and restart installation. Error code: 0x8007048F"

I've swapped SATA ports, tried new cords, even tried the SSD in a good tower and it works just fine. I'm at a loss here.

pro2a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,115
Default Re: Win 7 install issues

Tried a different install disc?

Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
Veraster's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 304
Default Re: Win 7 install issues

What I always do before attempting a clean windows install on a new hard drive is
1. boot from an Ubuntu live CD
2. open gparted
3. format the hard drive which will be used for the installation of Windows (make sure to do it in ntfs. Windows doesn't like ext4 )
4. install Windows

If that still doesn't work, try to make new partition tables with gparted.

It would also be a good idea to make sure your Windows 7 installation disk is clean and has no scratches on it.
Veraster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
pro2a's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 382
Default Re: Win 7 install issues

Turns out the DVDROM was buggy. I tired another one from another PC and it installed fine. I looked up the code and some people suggested the hardware wasn't adequate enough to transfer large amounts of files. Either try a new DVD or a slower drive.
pro2a is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone issues with Win 7 pro2a Phones, Tablets, and other Handheld Devices 1 09-17-2010 07:08 AM
Win 7 sound issues Ares82 Microsoft Windows and Software 9 11-25-2009 10:24 PM
trying to install win xp sp1 so i can install sp3, but get an error camosilver311 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 19 03-12-2009 03:29 PM
Vista install issues - install hangs jakeyman_i_am Microsoft Windows and Software 2 10-23-2008 06:41 PM
Win Xp Pro Issues thousandviolins Microsoft Windows and Software 50 04-13-2004 08:01 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.