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    Getting error 0x80300001 in Windows 7

    I'm trying to do a clean install on an AHCI SATA2 disk. Intel's instructions for its Rapid Storage Technology driver say to install the driver during the initial OS installation. So I put the drivers on a USB key and when I get to the point where Windows is asking which partition to install on, I click on the "Install drivers" button and then install the driver from the USB key. Then I can go no further after the driver is installed. Windows says "Error: 0x80300001. Windows is unable to install to the selected location". I have tried removing the USB key and refreshing but still the problem persists.

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    nitin8764 Array
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    Nov 2012

    Re: Getting error 0x80300001 in Windows 7

    If you want to install Windows 7 64-bit in a hard drive that is included in a RAID set, you need to CREATE a RAID Driver Disk and LOAD the RAID Driver during Windows 7 installation.

    You can use a Floppy Drive to create the RAID Driver Disk OR a USB Flash Drive. During installation of Windows 7, you can then load the RAID drivers from the USB Flash Drive.

    How to Create the RAID Driver Disk (Without OS installed)
    Boot your Computer
    Press DEL to enter BIOS setup
    Set the optical drive as Primary Boot Device
    Insert the support DVD into the optical drive
    Save Changes and EXIT BIOS
    When the system reboots, it will now boot into the DVD
    When the MAKE DISK Menu appears, press 1 to create a RAID Driver Disk
    Insert a USB flash drive or a USB floppy disk drive then press ENTER
    Follow the on screen instructions to complete the process.

    How to Create the RAID Driver Disk (OS installed)
    Start Windows
    Plug the USB Flash drive
    Place the Motherboard support DVD into the optical drive
    The AUtoplay program opens
    Go to MAKE DISK menu then click AMD AHCI/RAID 32-64bit driver......
    Select the USB drive as the destination drive
    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

    During the Windows 7 Setup, you need to install the RAID drivers first THROUGH or USING the RAID Driver Disk that you created so that the installation of Windows 7 will continue.

    In the normal installation of Windows, click the LOAD DRIVER link to allow you to select the installation media (USB Flash or Floppy drive) containing the RAID drivers.

    Insert the USB Flash drive into the USB port then click BROWSE. Click the name of the device you inserted, go to DRIVERS, then go to RAID, then select the Raid Driver for your Windows 7 Operating System. Then follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation

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