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Error code on new Vista Install from DVD

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October 4, 2012 2:33:04 PM

Hi,

The hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop has crashed for the second time in 8 months. The first time, I was able to reinstall Vista successfully from the recovery drive D. This time, I cannot do this, nor can I boot from the hard drive so I am trying to reinstall Vista from the original 2008 installation discs. I have tried 3 times but get the error "code ox8007045D Windows cannot install required files, installation was canceled'. I've tried loading drivers up from the drivers disk but that did not work.
I was able to backup all my data to an external disk by using DOS commands so all data is there. But the diagnostics showed unreadable portions of the hard drive so there is definitely a problem with that.

I have ordered a new hard drive but am not confident that will work with these disks.
I have seen similar problems reported here but just wondered if anyone managed to solve this without buying a new computer. Are there dud Vista installation disks out there?

Lucyfj

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October 4, 2012 3:35:52 PM

lucyfj said:
Hi,

The hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop has crashed for the second time in 8 months. The first time, I was able to reinstall Vista successfully from the recovery drive D. This time, I cannot do this, nor can I boot from the hard drive so I am trying to reinstall Vista from the original 2008 installation discs. I have tried 3 times but get the error "code ox8007045D Windows cannot install required files, installation was canceled'. I've tried loading drivers up from the drivers disk but that did not work.
I was able to backup all my data to an external disk by using DOS commands so all data is there. But the diagnostics showed unreadable portions of the hard drive so there is definitely a problem with that.

I have ordered a new hard drive but am not confident that will work with these disks.
I have seen similar problems reported here but just wondered if anyone managed to solve this without buying a new computer. Are there dud Vista installation disks out there?

Lucyfj

Installing to a new hard drive should do the trick. Dud install disks ? ?
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November 1, 2012 2:48:28 PM

Just so everyone knows, installing a new hard drive did solve the problem - so far! Thanks to ksiemb for confirming.
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November 8, 2012 4:21:55 PM

Best answer selected by lucyfj.
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