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Win 8 64 installation error 80300024

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    Win 8 64 installation error 80300024

    I made a stupid error (see my footnote) and crashed out of a fresh install. Subsequently I got a refusal to install to my boot drive with error code 0.80300024. My mobo has UEFI and I've had problems with Win8 and UEFI before. To give me a clean drive, I ran Linux live and repartitioned the drive. But this resulted in a GPT error from Win8. I tried formatting specifically to ntfs. No go. I tried asking the Win8 install app to delete the partition, repartition it and reform it. No go. I tried partitioning it to allow a 100Mb hidden partition for the UEFI stuff. I tried making that partition first or last, primary or extended.

    And so on. Win8 was clearly incapable of seeing how the drive was setup and rectifying any problems whilst I have a range of utilities that have no problem doing that, if only I knew what I was doing! But why can't Microsoft?

    Anyway, sorted it by plugging the drive into a different SATA port. Bingo.

    Although sorted I tried to find this error code on MS's websites (so many of them!!) but no mention so far, never mind!


    forgot this - a gotcha!!

    I have three screens - two PC monitors and a telly for hometheatre stuff setup as a third desktop. It was off when I started my reinstall. All went well till both monitors seemed to be stuck on a blank black screen. Tried again and again then crashed out. Then realsied a prompt had been sitting on my third switched-off screen and there had been nothing wrong, but of course rebooting had f@@@ up the partitioning on the drive and thereby hange a warning folk!!

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    1) Only use one monitor.

    2) Delete all partitions, but do not format, use Drive Options>New

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    Yes I did that but it was only by moving the SATA connection that it worked. The setup partitioning offered no options and seemed a bit basic judging by the speed. Not very help of MS I'd say as UEFIs and the IDE/EHC disk type combininations offer too many pratfalls!
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