Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300024

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by cameronpieterse, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Veegertx

    Veegertx Honorable Member

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    @klado
    I looked on google and most this comes from more than 1 drive connected on some PC's. Shutting down a format before finish may not be so good for that drive if I understand you correctly.

    Disconnect any other drives so you only have 1 which be the new 250. Win 7 dvd can wipe all partitions regardless including linux. When you get to screen below select drive options and delete all partitions and they will combine back to full. Then do the partitioning with that.

    After you install ok then shutdown and reconnect second drive

    If that don't work when it stalls do this
    press Shift+F10 which brings up a command shell type Diskpart
    type list disk
    My system displayed two disks; disk 0 and disk 1
    select disk=0
    Clean -- be careful as this wipes the disk clean of all data, volumes & partitions
    select disk=1
    Clean -- be careful as this wipes the disk clean of all data, volumes & partitions
     

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    #21 Veegertx, Jul 11, 2010
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  2. Nibiru2012

    Nibiru2012 New Member

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    I agree with Veegertx, definitely disconnect Drive 1 and leave Drive 0 attached and do your install.

    Windows 7 get a little finicky about the extra drive sometimes.

    Follow his advice and your install should be okay then.
     

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