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Hey guys.. I've build many many PC's, XP, Win Vista, and Win 7 machines and I've NEVER had this issue. I'm not really sure what is wrong. or where to start.
I just built a AMD 6 Core 1075T rig with ASRock Extreme3 870 Motherboard, ATI 5770 and 4GB 1333 Ram.

Throw in my Win 7 Pro (Official Copy from Technet) that I had just burned to disk, gets about 15% done extracting files and I got some weird error. Tried it again. Same thing. I thought maybe it was the DVD had an issue, error said it was missing files. So then I rebooted and tried a Win 7 Ultimate disk I've used before in case it was the Pro disk. Also from technet, it got 99% done and I got a error again

Windows/winsxs is corrupt or unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility. I hit ok and then I get another error after that.
Windows cannot install required files, please make sure all files required are available, please restart installation
Error Code: 0x8000FFFF

I've never had something like this happen while installing windows. Usually a smooth operation. Any ideas? PLEASE and Thanks!
Edited by xguntherc - 1/14/11 at 7:40pm
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Try another burner/DVD reader.
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Well. I tried sata cables. I was going to try another burner also but somewhere online I read only use a keyboard, unplug all USB devices from system. (Sounded iffy).

After about 5 times of windows failing to install. I tried it. Only used keyboard and unplugged once system started unpacking windows file. And as crazy as it sounds it worked. Windows installed that time.

Not sure if that fixed it. But its running now and I'm installing Apps n office n such.
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Well.. solved that.

Ram is bad. Threw 14 errors on memtest.. so my new question is do I trust my windows install. Or should I replace the ram then reinstall windows?
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I'd probably reinstall after replacing RAM.
Of course, you could always remove the offending stick and install using one of them that still works.

You don't really have anything to lose since it's a fresh install, and you could potentially gain stability of your OS, depending on what occurred during the installation using faulty memory.
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well, so far all seems fine. I actually ended up getting faster, better ram for a few dollars less. Seems rock solid stable, and overclocked.

I bought the A-Data DDR3 1600 CL9, cheap and good reviews on newegg. running at 1600, or 1800 throws zero errors. So looks solid. Reinstalled most the applications, ran some Crysis to check overall performance. things seem ok. Some apps installed with the bad ram, most didn't. all ran ok now.

I think it's good to go. Thanks!
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