Windows vista Home Premium - ISO Image

Hello!

I’ve been trying to install windows vista home premium on my new system and unfortunatelly the installation files give some error that prevent the intallation from being successfull.

After spending the whole day researching the internet for possible solutions, most people seem to agree that to avoid this problem I should make an ISO image of the original DVD and burn it at a slow speed (2X or so), then perform the installation from this working copy of the original disk.

It is suggested that I use Daemon Tools to make the ISO image and burn it but I’ve been fiddling with Daemon Tools Lite (4.11.2) for some time now and I have no idea whatsoever how to to do this :confused:

Please, I would very much appreciate if you could give me some guidance. All ideas and suggestions are more than welcome :slight_smile:

In advance, thank you very much

If the source disk has errors, get it replaced by the seller.
Check the disc with nero cd dvd speed.

Hello!

Thx for your prompt reply Chef. I’ve downloaded the trial version of Nero 8 but Icant find any function to test DVD speed, sorry for my silly questions but I’m new to all this :frowning: . Could you pls be a bit more specific on what I have to do with Nero to test whether the DVD is in proper working order?

Thx Very Much :wink:

chef was talking about Nero CD/DVD Speed, which is probably included in the utilities of Nero 8, but can also be found here:
http://www.cdspeed2000.com/

It is a small download compared to Nero 8, thank goodness.

Try the Scan Disk tab and see if any damaged or bad sectors show up.

Thx a lot for the clarification Kerry56

I’ve tested the disk and it all seems to be ok.

I’ve tried performing a Copy Disk with Nero8 and burning it at 4X and then 2X but it did not make any difference when trying to install the software. I dunno if the fact that the image on my HD is .nrg has anything to do with it; the forums I’ve read say that I actually need to make an ISO image of the original disk.

Can some1 pls guide me on how to do this with Nero8 or some other software that might be more appropriate? I’m cant find an option that actually allows me to make an ISO image :confused:

Thx very much for your time :slight_smile:

You can use ImgBurn to make an ISO of the disk and also use it to burn to a blank dvd. www.imgburn.com It is free to download and use. Great burning program and has pretty much replaced Nero for me.

Read through the guides, found here, on making and burning ISO image files with ImgBurn.

Thx a lot Kerry56

I will definitely try the software and check out the guides

Will let you know how it went

Cheers m8, really appreciate it :wink:

I downloaded the software and went through the guides, really easy stuff, Thx a lot for the info :smiley: Made the copy but unfortunately the software still wont install properly.

I’ve been suggested that it might be a good idea to replace my optical unit and try try the installation again. I currently have an old ASUS DVD-E616P2 which I’m recycling from my old PC, do you reckon it might have something to do with the installation problems i’m having?

Since I’m building a new system I will probably end up buying a new unit anyways. I see that the Samsung SH-203B has some good reviews and is highly recommended, is that still the case or is there a another one that might be worth buying instead?

Thx :smiley:

Nothing wrong with the Samsung 203B or 203N. An alternative would be one of the Pioneer drives, the 212 or 215 (if it is available in your area). All of these are SATA interface drives, and I recommend going to SATA in a new build.

If you still can’t get the disc to read correctly, it may be time to talk to Microsoft and get a replacement. Or you could borrow a copy from someone you know. Microsoft doesn’t care about which physical copy you install from, as long as you have a valid licence for the operating system.

[QUOTE=Avida;1980473]I’ve been trying to install windows vista home premium on my new system and unfortunatelly the installation files give some error that prevent the intallation from being successfull.
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May I ask what the error message said :confused:

Sure :slight_smile:

It says:

“Windows cannot install required files.Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error Code:0x8007045D”

I’ve put together a new system and when trying to install Vista Home Premium 64-bit I get the above error :frowning:

This error message comes up at 9% of the installation when the files are being extracted.

The new system is conformed of:

M/B: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2GHz
RAM: Corsair 2048MB TwinX XMS2 6400 C4 DDR2 4-4-4-12 800Mhz (2 x 1024MB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2
Graphic Card: XFX GeForce 8800 GTX
PSU: Xilence 600W Gaming Edition
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)

Please if you have any suggestion no matter how simple/obvious/dumb/complex or whatever it might seem to you… please please let me know :slight_smile:

Cheers

did the windows disc come supplied I take it this is a original windows cd ?

Yes, the windows disc is original

I bought the OEM version

in which case it either has to be the disc with corrupt cab files
or your drive is defective ?
as previously stated your cd needs to go back to your vendor
strange because as a retailer myself I have never seen a faulty windows cd
only scratched or abused ones from mis treating.
the fact that your drive has got to 9% implies that your drive is probably ok
has it loaded files ok previously ?
my money is on the disc !!
sorry :sad:

hold on a minute !!
on researching the error message you are getting I have found the following suggestions or possible fixes !!!

Re: error code 0x8007045d new vista install

Well I don’t know if it’ll help you any but that particular error code refers to an I/O error with copying the files…usually a specific file. I found that doing a full format of the drive(instead of just quick format) usually solves it, but I don’t think vista even gives that option so I don’t know of much to suggest.

IN OTHER WORDS TRY TO GET YOUR NEW DRIVE FORMATTED BY OTHER MEANS IE. ON ANOTHER PC ??
OR DO YOU GET A OPTION TO DO A FULL FORMAT WHEN YOU DO THE INSTALL ??

Re: error code 0x8007045d new vista install

for u who encounter this problem during the installation. Here is an answer. Somehow i think its nothing to do with the iso image or bios bugs, its more like the build in buggy driver in vista. What i did was download the sata controller driver and put it in a removeable media. During the installation, manual install the HD driver, the the installation go smooth…wow… cheer to vista for its retail still like bata…>.<

HERE THIS PERSON IS SUGGESTING YOU GET THE VISTA SATA CONTROLLER DRIVER FOR YOUR SETUP AND WHEN YOU DO THE INSTALL IT GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO LOAD THIS IN AT THE INSTALL FROM A USB DEVICE ALLOWING YOUR INSTALL TO RUN FULLY.

good luck at least this gives you something to work on :smiley:

did you have any luck avida ??

I had various errors as well when I was trying to install. Take out one gig of RAM given that you only have 2 gigs installed and try again. If all is well then let me know after then install Windows Vista (KB929777). Then put your other ram back in.

32 Bit systems
Download details: Update for Windows Vista (KB929777)

64 bit systems
Download details: Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB929777)

Hello!

Thx very much everyone for all your suggestions. Unfortunately I haven’t had much spare time in the past few days to work on my PC but hopefully towards the end of the week I should be perfectly able to :smiley:

I will try the various options and then let you know

Thx again :smiley:

Hello,

Unfortunately no luck yet :sad:

Ok I tried formatting the HD on my other PC and the installation still fails at exactly the same point. I did Full Format, not the quick one :wink:

I tried finding the SATA controllers but I’m not where to get the correct ones. I visited the manufacturer’s website but couldn’t find any downloads for my specific model: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB; Manufacturer’s code: ST3250410AS

I’ve just downloaded a copy of the software to rule out the the disk as the cause of the problem. Unfortuanately my Nero trial has expired; can you please recommend some free software tha I can use to burn the DVD? I’m not very keen about using the built in windows utility :S

I’m a bit confused about Dr. Who’s Suggestion, isn’t that something you install after the OS is up and running?

I’ve also ordered the Samsung SH-203N but I’m still awaiting delivery, hopefully it’ll be here on Monday :smiley:

Once again thx everyone for your ideas :bow:

[QUOTE=Avida;1992548]
[B]I tried finding the SATA controllers[/B] but I’m not where to get the correct ones. I visited the manufacturer’s website but couldn’t find any downloads for my specific model: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB; Manufacturer’s code: ST3250410AS
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That is a harddisk, not a SATA controller.