Windows 7 Install Error: windows could not configure one

April 27, 2014 at 21:22:55
Specs: Windows 7, Core i7 2670M
I am performing a clean install of windows 7 on a new PC I just built. Asus H81M-E Mobo, Kingston 4GB Ram, Intel G3220 & Seagate 1TB HDD.

I performed a secure erase of the my USB Flash Install Drive with "Clean All" command in DISKPART and reformatted the drive in ntfs

When I install Windows 7 x64 bit I get an error 85% through that says "windows could not configure one or more system components" and requires a new installation.

I am stumped. I have retried 13 Times tonight. I have tried changing the SATA Ports my Cabled were plugged into from the 6Gbits to the SATA 3Gbit ports. I have changed from AHCI to IDE in BIOS, nothing works. I have also switched USB Ports, and USB Drives. WHY WON'T WINDOWS INSTALL??!??!

(Side Note: I built this EXACT same build for my Aunt last week and it installed perfectly).

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#1
April 28, 2014 at 03:35:46
What has the USB Flash Drive got to do with all this.

Are you booting from a USB drive or are you trying to install to a USB drive.

Stuart


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April 28, 2014 at 04:43:14
I apologize for the lack of clarity. YES. I am installing from a bootable USB Flash Drive.

*** UPDATE: I tried running a repair. The repair detected my Windows installation as D:\Windows. Odd... I restarted the install process AGAIN, and deleted both the "System" partition and the regular partition I created from the Windows install, rebooted and booted back to the Windows 7 USB Install to give the install another try. NO JOY.
In addition, I have tried this on two separate Hard Drives now, a 320GB drive and a brand new 1TB drive. Same results.

After the error message came up again, for giggles I tried the Shift + F10 to bring up the Command Prompt, and tried to run SFC. I receive a message stating that "There is a system repair pending that requires a Reboot to Complete. Restart Windows and run SFC again". I tried doing that and simply get a screen at reboot stating there was an error during Windows Setup and I could not continue, and to Restart the Computer and reinstall Windows.

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#3
April 28, 2014 at 08:08:18
UPDATE **** - I have also tried using a DVD for the install as well. No Joy.

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#4
April 28, 2014 at 11:38:47
Boot off the DVD, delete ALL partitions, create one or more new ones, format using NTFS (full is better than quick but it will take quite a while), then proceed with the installation.

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#5
April 28, 2014 at 11:44:59
riider... My personal Hero. You have provided so many useful solutions than I can recall. I have booted from the DVD, Deleted all partitions, made new ones, but I have just clicked the format button during the process. So.. Per your instructions, this time, once I got to the partition screen, I hit Shift + F10, and loaded Diskpart and ran List Disk. Lo and behold, the C: Drive was listed as the 100MB "System Reserved" Disk, and drive D: was listed as the 50GB partition I created for Windows to Install on. So, I ran the Clean command to remove all partitions, then Create Partition Primary. After that I did "format=fs ntfs" and the Format function is running now. I will update once it is complete.

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#6
April 28, 2014 at 13:38:21
I want to stab myself in the face. Still did not work. WHAT THE @%$*

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#7
April 28, 2014 at 13:46:15
Why are you using Diskpart and Format? . They are DOS commands that have no place in a in NT based OS like Windows 7.

Just boot from the Windows 7 CD and let the Windows 7 installation do all the Partitioning and formatting that is necessary.

Stuart


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#8
April 28, 2014 at 13:53:20
Stuart, I did just that. AFTER I had the error message and problem, the advice of using Diskpart and Format were solutions offered in MANY, MANY Google Search results related to my particular issue. So I followed through and attempted them. And they did not work.

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#9
April 29, 2014 at 04:37:08
So I fixed it. I just grabbed an entirely different copy of Windows 7, and loaded it that way, and all went like clockwork. Done and Done. Thank you all for the help. It was a really confusing issue for me.

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