Windows 7 installation error

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thewheel2.0, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. thewheel2.0 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    Windows 7 install was at 29% for ages on extracting files so i moved the laptop beside me so i could keep an eye on it. As soon as i set it down i got an error message saying files were corrupt? (I was fairly gentle)

    Any ideas? (havent tried again yet as my macbook is only a day old and i want to mess around with it)
  2. thewheel2.0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    Ok it has nothing to do with the way i set it down I tried it again and it got stuck on 29% again

    I get the error message:
    Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or
    Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart
    installation. Error code 0x80070017

    So im downloading win 7 again. What burning software should i use for the disc? Any other advice?
  3. chuckflip53 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    Bump - I am having this exact same problem except I am stuck at 0%..
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Where are you downloading the ISO from?

    Try burning it ar a lower speed, buy a different brand of DVD's or get DVD+R instead of DVD-R (or visa versa).
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    From my experiences, you cannot simply download the ISO, burn it to the disk, then run it. When I did, I constantly got a black screen with a blinking cursor.

    What you have to do is find a guide online that allows you to create the bootable image and not just the stock one.

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