Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Windows cannot install required files. Error code: 0x80070017

Something that could go wrong while installing Windows 7. The backup, partitioning and other pre-requisites complete just fine. But when the installation begins to extract files and data from the DVD, you get a big error which says:

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: 0x80070017

More often than not, the simple reason behind this error is just that the DVD burning caused some little problem somewhere and corrupted a file.

There’s no quick solution, just re-burn the Windows 7 RC on a new DVD with as low a speed as you can stand. 2x or 4x should be OK. Some people are also saying that the DVD- format works more times than DVD+, but I think just lowering the burn speed should do the trick.

3 comments:

stri said...
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stri said...

My god, everyone thinks this issue is due to burn error.
This is rarely the case.
This problem is directly related to OEM vs. Retail OS installations, and is specific to the manufacturer.

If the disc works fine on the average computer, yet will not on one that originally had an OEM installation...well you do the math.

I'm not saying I'm always right, or even right in all cases involving this issue.
...but I'd be willing to bet that if you check what I've said here, you may just find that there is some merit.

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