not uncommon when vista finds a piece of hardware it has some problem with\during install.
you might find that by disabling/turning off any not needed devices for install via the bios it will succeed.
things like extra hard drives, usb, serial/parallel ports.
"Peter J Watson" <PeterJWatson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:20E669D3-FBF9-4C34-B7C2-BA78E3C4B62E@microsoft.com...
"Windows cannot copy files required for this insallation. The files may be
corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are
available and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070241"
I have tried to install Vista Ultimate many times, and have the record to
date is reaching 68% (copying files) before I get the above error.
I have tried upgrading and installing to a clean version without any luck.
Someone suggested I format my drive C: and boot from the Vista DVD, but I
guess that because I have an upgrade version, it will not qualify for a full
Any ideas what is going wrong?