Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

So I was playing with RHEV the other day and having some problems installing Windows 7 in a VM.

The error I received was:

"Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001"

What?

The cause apparently is the fact that the install disk is missing from the drive. Ok, my bad: I had to take it out (virtually) to install the Virtio drivers. But is it really that difficult to write an understandable error message? What is wrong with: "The install disk is not in the drive.". Sheesh.

 

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