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I'm trying to install Windows Vista on a new hard drive. While installing, an error comes up (0x800706F8) and I cannot complete installation of Vista. I'm on a Gateway MT6711 which is equipped with a HL-DT-ST DVDram GSA-T20n DVD drive. Any suggestions on how I can install windows on this new hard drive? Thanks!

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This problem may occur if the DVD drive's firmware is either out of date or defective.

Check the link given below for detail information:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930984


To resolve this issue, obtain the appropriate firmware update for the computer's DVD drive.


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