0x80070003 error when installing

i get this error 0x80070003 when installing windows vista ultimate on to my new sata hard drive i have got to the part were it copy's files over but then when it goes to expanding files it come up with this code 0x80070003 and says windows cannot install the required files. the file does not match. make sure all files required for installation, and restart the installation. then the error code. i know the error code is meant to have some thing to do with updates but this time it cant as there isnt anything to update on the hard drive.
i have tryed a a new copy of ultimate on new disc and same thing i no that the other disc did work cos i used it 5 mins before on ide HDD. the installtion process is also so slow it actually was left on for 3 hours last night and then got another error when went to the next stage.
i have another post with this carryed on from a last problem here is the link
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-251449_14_0.html

if any reply could be posted there that would be great
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  1. Google is your friend.
  2. There are some people that have the same problem, these are the usually given answers:

    1) Make sure the disc is completely clean as it may be the disc has a
    spec of dust or the disc might not be working properly all together.

    2) Secondly Set Boot order in bios and make sure you main Hard Drive you are
    installing vista on is set to be booted 1st. then DVD rom etc (To get to
    boot order you will have to press something like F12 depending on bios).

    3) Make sure your Bios is upto date

    4) Unplug any peripherals such as, printers, external drives, microphone
    webcams etc

    5) If you have a second hard drive remove it install vista then add second
    HDD back in as it maybe detecting or trying to install to second hard drive
    (if you have one)

    6) Check you got all the latest drivers for motherboard etc and make sure
    all components support vista.

    7) If all fails then copy the Vista disc at a slow speed maybe 2x and then
    try as it may be the disc.
  3. trust me i tried google, and still am (its the first place i looked) ryt now vista is installing to ide fine so

    is there any one on here who can actually help?? i have done so many searches on google and have tried every thing taking out ram changing boot order you name it and ill probably tried it, i no the main basics of the pcs so needing some experienced with these problems to help me sorry jsc but but that's first place any one looks now a days and is just a cheap way of a post lol
  4. selea said:
    There are some people that have the same problem, these are the usually given answers:

    1) Make sure the disc is completely clean as it may be the disc has a
    spec of dust or the disc might not be working properly all together.

    2) Secondly Set Boot order in bios and make sure you main Hard Drive you are
    installing vista on is set to be booted 1st. then DVD rom etc (To get to
    boot order you will have to press something like F12 depending on bios).

    3) Make sure your Bios is upto date

    4) Unplug any peripherals such as, printers, external drives, microphone
    webcams etc

    5) If you have a second hard drive remove it install vista then add second
    HDD back in as it maybe detecting or trying to install to second hard drive
    (if you have one)

    6) Check you got all the latest drivers for motherboard etc and make sure
    all components support vista.

    7) If all fails then copy the Vista disc at a slow speed maybe 2x and then
    try as it may be the disc.



    tried all of these already
  5. hey mate. Looks like you've gone through a lot here.

    Try use another cd/dvd rom to install your os, or clean your current rom with a cleaner.
  6. boju said:
    hey mate. Looks like you've gone through a lot here.

    Try use another cd/dvd rom to install your os, or clean your current rom with a cleaner.


    yup i would of tried that next (got spare dvd in my cuboard) but windows vista installed fine on to the ide hard drive

    since its installed mean diffrently nothing wrong with dvd drive,disc or anything else like that

    so it is either some thing am doing wrong to install it onto sata hdd or its the sata hdd its self
  7. vista has so far expanded 10% hoping its working now
    :):):)
  8. thanks for every ones reply. i have tried to use an image of vista that didn't work either it comes up with the device is not attached but the thing is not one touched to pc whiles it was doing the restore (unless a ghost) so that's failed as well. rite now am am trying to install ubuntu and to see if that works, i have kinda tried a windows 7 rc version that i have with no success but will be trying that again in different ways tonight.
    and great ubuntu didnt install as well

    ok now couple of things left it is the sata hdd thats faulty (will probably be phoning ebuyer in the moring by looks of it) or a connection is wrong but i dont see how it could be the second one when it shows up fine in bios and installation

    i have managed to get other things to install on to the sata hdd when loads os of the ide hdd it works fine then but i cant get any os to install on to the sata hdd

    has any one got idears that i can try (will be trying just about every thing tonight)
    and please dont say look up error code in google or ms that doesnt work atall
  9. its because the drivers for the start up of vista are missing off the new hard drive just had the same problem so stuck an old hard drive in then used acronis disk clone to copy the old hard drive to the new then take the old hard drive out put the new one in and it will boot to vista
  10. Hi,

    I had the same problem, the solution was to change the SATA mode in the motherboard (in the BIOS setup) from AHCI to IDE. The reason I thing is because either my hard disk or the installation disk doesn't support AHCI.

    Kind regards
  11. STHellRaiser said:
    tried all of these already

    Mybe..... the problem is partition its logical you should convert it to prmary using easus partition manager
  12. Changing the SATA cable and slot solved the same problem when I installed Windows7.
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