Can't get past choosing custom installation!

#1
When I tried to choose custom installation so I can put windows 7 on my other partition I get this error

"Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation. Error code: 0xE0000100"

Should I just reburn the image at a slower speed or is there something else that could be wrong?

EVERYTHING IS WORKING NOW :)
 


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reghakr

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#2
Yes,

I had the same issue.

Burn at 1x or 2x and use a good quality DVD

Also, how big is the partition you are trying to install to?
 


#3
The partition is 40.2 GB
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
That is OK as long as you don't plan on installing a massive amount of 3rd party apps.

Try using imgBurn for creating the ISO
 


#5
Ok, I was planning on using imgburn because it can burn it even slower than nero. I used the same partition for the beta version which is why this error confused me. Thanks for the tips, I'll burn it again and see how that goes
 


#6
Burnt it at 1x and the same error message came up at the same spot
 


#7
Ok, now it's definitely not the CD, I tried running it off of a USB and got the same deal
 


reghakr

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#8
Are you dual-booting?

how is your partitioning scheme set up?

Go to Start > Run, type diskmgmt and let me know the drive letters and partitions..

More important, which partition is marked as Boot?
 


#9
Yeah I'm dual-booting. The drive letters are C: for vista and F: for the other partition. D: is the recovery and E: is the cd/dvd drive. As for which one is marked as boot the vista partition is, C:
 


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reghakr

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#10
Are you running at least Vista service pack 1?

Is the F: partition listed as unallocated or is it freshly formatted?

If it is formatted, I'd run chkdisk first. Right-click on the drive letter, choose properties, click the Tools tab and hit the Check Now button.

There's a command-line option that takes a long time, but it's a much more thorough check.

I'll have to look up the syntax on that.

Since you're dual-booting, it might be a good idea to use EasyBCD 1.7.2 if you have any problems booting
 


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#11
Yeah, I have vista home premium service pack 1. The F: partition has been formatted, it's not unallocated. I just ran chkdisk and I don't think any problems were found. I was thinking that I should just combine the 2 partitions and then repartition again because that worked when I installed the beta
 


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#12
Don't know if this matters, but it wasn't listed as a primary partition. The main vista partition and recovery were primary partitions along with some random 2.5 GB one, but the windows 7 and some other partition used for a mediadirct button were not primary
 


#13
Deleating the windows 7 partition and then reformatting it worked! Everything installed perfectly and I'm using it right now. Thank you Reghakr for all of you help and tips :)
 


reghakr

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#14
Your most welcome.

Have fun:)
 


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