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Windows 7 install Error number: 0x80070017

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dan657, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. dan657

    dan657 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2011
    OK so I have had number of errors, the latest being 'Error number: 0x80070017' when trying to install windows 7.

    I'll start from the top.

    Originally I had problems exactly the same as on this thread below, incl same model PC except with Vista, also USB mouse often freezes or stops working:


    I ignored the problem until crash during online streaming (assumed problem was to do with graphics card), usual multi coloured horizontal lines on monitor, repeating sound. Manual push button shutdown.

    On restart, black screen no boot activity.

    Recovery DVD doesn't work/ don't have all the discs. So I bought Win 7 upgrade instead.

    Now I have a combination of 'BOOTMGR is missing', and when that doesn't occur PC freezes on any screen you can think of. Sometimes I can get all the way to 'expanding files' when installing Win 7, then I get Error number: 0x80070017. I have tried copying DVD to USB drive (in case it's a dvd drive speed problem), but then cannot copy the whole DVD usually there's an error stopping me (on another pc).

    Also no OS available to select during repair sytem selction on Win 7 upgrade/install screens

    Finnally error regarding 'USB drive uplugged during boot' or something to that effect, also tells me DVD or CD or hardrive might no be connected properly. Had that message twice, again locks up. I've checked inside, everythings connected.

    So to summarise:

    Bootmgr missing (on boot)
    Error number: 0x80070017 (on Win 7 install)
    No OS available to select (System repair)
    Constant freezing

    Well if anyone enjoys a challenge please help, as my patience is pretty thin now!

    Any help is much appreciated. Let me know if you need any system info etc.

  2. dan657

    dan657 Thread Starter

    Nov 24, 2011
    OK additional error that i descriobed poorly above reads:

    Windows Boot Manager

    Windows encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your copmuter

    this error can be caused by unpluggin a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or cd-rom frive that is failing. Make sure any bremovable storage...yada yada

    status: 0xc00000e9
    info: an unexpected I/o eroor has occured

    So I have had that 2-3 times now, on random occasions, no unpluggin of devices has occured (haven't even booted up)

  3. shadow6224


    Feb 12, 2011
    I am thinking that this is a hardware issue and you may need a new hard drive. What is the computer's specs?
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