Re: 1st installation of Vista - error 0x800701E7 and boot manager miss
"SDC" <SDC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Forgive me, I am completely new to Vista. This is my first install and my
> first look the the OE.
> I have just built a computer - Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 775 with a 2.44ghz
> core, 4 gb of RAM (DDR2 PC2-8500), Creative X-Fi Fatality sound card,
> 8600 (512mb) video, WD 1.0 Terabyte HD, WD 500gb HD, Asus DVD-ROM,
> WriteMaster DVD Multi Drive. You get the picture. All HD and optical
> are SATA.
> Anyway, upon attempting to install Vista on a clean hard drive (everything
> is brand new out of the box), I either get to a point where there is an
> stating that the boot manager is missing or corrupt, or I can actually get
> the Windows Vista screen to install and get to the point where it is
> expanding the files -- when this error occurs:
> Windows cannot access the required file D:/Sources/Install.wim. Make sure
> all files required for installation are available and restart the
> application. Error code 0x800701E7
> I have looked for the SATA drivers on the mobo disk and the only ones I
> found pertain to RAID, which I am not running. I want to use the 500gb
> as the primary (windows and applications) and the terabyte drive as a data
> What am I doing wrong? I don't see any place to format the drive like you
> could in WinXP.
> I have tried going to the computer repair module, then to the command
> and trying bcdedit as instructed in another forum. That only caused
> error: "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system
> cannot find the file specified".
> Installing an OS should not be this difficult...but apparently I am either
> missing something or I have a flaky Vista disk.
> Please advise!
You will need to load the SATA drivers at the beginning of the install when
Though they should be on the cd that came with your mobo...if they are not
then you will need to download them from the mfg's website