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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
hey all,

i've just got the computer from my mother so i could reiinstall everything but now Windows 7 won't install

it keeps giving a strange error while installing...
i keep getting this error no matter what i do, use the original dvd, use a USB, use a back up disk, i even tried a pirated version.
but i keep getting the same error

it says Windows cannot install required files...
how is this possible? and what can i do about it?

i've attached a pic of the error, any help would be greatly appreciated

Edited by Psycho666 - 2/8/11 at 8:45am
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post #2 of 19
It seems like your original source media is corrupted or damaged. Get new source media!
    
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
yea but i tried different sources,
the USB version is a back up of the original from 5 installs ago (my HTPC doesn't have dvd-player so i used the usb)
the back up dvd was made so i could't test-run it on a different computer and that worked perfect, even the pirated version installed on a different computer, but not on this one.
so i think it's either the hard-disk or the sata-connection
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post #4 of 19
try formatting the HDD and then reinstalling
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post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
already tried that as well
i just tried a disk with Windows XP on it, and it won't even boot into the setup part
also tried an Ubuntu disk, same problem...won't boot...
does this mean the dvd-player is busted?
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post #6 of 19
Hrmm.. May-be eh?

If you can get a hold of a Windows XP Start Up Disk, or better yet, Windows 98 startup disk, run scandisk and check your HDD for problems (do a surface scan, will be lengthy).

I'm sure there are other loaders with other HDD scanning options, I'm just used to working with those two. Maybe try a Hiren's BCD? Or BartPE?
    
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post #7 of 19
The HDD could be naffed
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post #8 of 19
I have seen this exact error. It turned out to be a bad DVD drive.
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post #9 of 19
The HD was my first instinct as well. Check it for errors.
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post #10 of 19
Try unplugging all of the hard drives except the ones you want windows on.
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