How to fix Windows error message "error:0x80300001" [Solved/Closed]

shuvo - Oct 23, 2008 at 08:04 PM - Latest reply:  fred
- Apr 18, 2018 at 04:55 PM
Hello,
I use a laptop acer aspire 7415z. When I install windows vista then it shows "windows is unable to the selected location. Error:0x80300001" .For this reason windows is not installing in any drive. But when I install windows xp then it
install.
Please give me a note how I can install windows vista and fixed the problem.
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I wasted several hours to figure out that when you get this error, you need to remove the driver CD and put back the windows install DVD. Then re-select your partition. This error message is completely stupid and useless.

Thank you LMOC 327

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First thing I said was "Oh Duhhhhh" THANK YOU \(^0^)/
Amazing, LMOC you are a hero!
Wow I feel stupid. Thanks.
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I have the same problem. My laptop is ACER ferrari 1200. Couldn't install VISTA with the same error.
Thanks for ANY solution.
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Thank you sooo much for this post! I've been battling with this error for a few days now and thanks to this post I realize all I have to do is put the stupid DVD back in and hit refresh! Love the info you can find online!
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Thank you LMOC.
An Utterly useless error message from MS!
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THANKS !!!

STUPID DVD wasted so much time.
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Thank you so much, LMOC.

It's working fine also for WINDOWS 2008 SERVER R2.
Tried for hours, found nothing useful by google until I read your post!

Just onl put back my Server-DVD in the drive and hit REFRESH! A few seconds later I could go in with the installation process.


T H A N K S ! !
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thank you! thank you! thank you!
Thanx dude, simple.
Dude-meister - May 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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THIS IS SOOOOO LAME !!!

Many thanks for the great suggestion ...

I clicked on REFRESH and "voila" ... Windows 7 can be installed ... I searched for ages for the correct SATA driver ...

Can this be a "good-bye-present" from Billy Gates ???????????? *evil grin*
Shadiesweden - Nov 1, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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Wow, thanks! After all the hair pulling.. I find your easy solution ;)
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thanks so much,