Windows – How Do You Fix Error Code 0x8007045D When Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

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I was installing windows 7 ultimate because my computer had no operating system and it was all going fine in till when it was on the 2nd step. It stayed at 0% for a while then I get this error message "Windows cannot install the required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart installation. Error Code 0x8007045D" Please tell me what to do to fix this. Thanks!

Best Answer

That error indicates a problem with the HDD.

Note that the below will erase all data from your hard disk. Make sure this is what you want.

Boot from the install media and instead of install, select "repair your computer" option. Select the command prompt at the x sources prompt type:-

DISKPART (press enter) next type:-

LIST DISK (press enter) next type:-

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #) (press enter) next type:-

CLEAN (press enter) next type:-

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY (press enter) next type:-

FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7" (press enter) next type:-

ACTIVE (press enter) next type:-

EXIT (press enter)

Restart computer with install media, and this time select install.