OK, thanks nothing special on the laptop front. When you are selecting the location for installation there should be an advanced button somewhere on the screen, from there you can create your own partitions. It might be best to try and do this, as it might let you see where the error is in more detail. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/4449-63-0x80070057-error
might help and again indicates a driver for the HDD, what you actually want though is a driver for the motherboard so that it can talk to the HDD. Go onto your manufacturers website, and see if they have chipset or sata drivers.