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Cant install windows vista getting error message in installation

I have a emachine t5088 i deleted the partitions and tryed to do a clean install with my operating disks from the manufacturer. Im able to start the installation but during the installation phase a get an error message that states cannot open D:/source/install.wim make sure all files are available and restart install error #0x80070017 if i could get any help concerning this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

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  • lmadrid82 Jun 21, 2009

    i also have a diffrent version of windows vista that i purchased for my other computer and i still get the same error message

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The only thing I can think of for an error of this kind would be faulty media. I would suggest getting ahold of another copy of the Windows Vista Install disc. Note that it matters not what Version the Install disc is, you have the Windows Key you need to use, it will install the correct version on its own.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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    Matt Hughes Jun 21, 2009

    That's Unusual. The only other advice I can give you is to try a 3rd party software, to wipe the drive. Try DBAN (Google it) You can copy it to a Floppy Disc if your machine has a Floppy Drive, otherwise, you should be able to run it from a Flash Drive. This is the most secure Disc Wiping software in Existance, and will eliminate a Hard Drive Problem as the issue. It could also be your Disc drive try to die on you. If this is the case, you can pop another drive in, maybe one from another PC, or buy a new one.

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