I have changed the HDD to be master and the DVD to be slave, reset the BIOS
to optimal settings, ensuring that the DVD is the first boot device.
There does not seem to be a method to check the memory using BIOS so I tried
the other options you mentioned. Neither the Windows Memory Diagnostic nor
Memtest86 will run as they both give a message 'Bootmgr is missing'.
However I decided to try the installation again and it seems to be working
as expanding files is up to 85% and zipping through quite quickly. It looks
as if changing the HDD to master has solved the problem.
"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:
> First, recable your DVD and hard drive, ensuring that the hard drive is
> master. Then run either Memtest 86, Windows Memory Diagnostic, or use the
> memory test in BIOS if there is one available.
> Also, set your BIOS to 'optimal' settings..
> Mike Hall - MVP
> Posting Productively.. http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> "Viv" <Viv@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I am trying to install Vista Business, 32 bit, on my computer. The
> > installation was successful using this DVD on my original MoBo but then I
> > decided to flash the BIOS and destroyed it. I now have an MSI K9N SLI
> > board
> > with the latest BIOS, a 160Gb HDD as secondary master on the IDE cable and
> > an
> > 8x MSI DVD RW as primary master and 1st boot device. There is 1024Mb of
> > RAM
> > and an AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4800+.
> > Installation starts successfully then when it gets to expanding files the
> > first 1% takes about 15 minutes, the next 1% over 30 minutes and I get
> > this
> > message :-
> > Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or
> > missing.
> > Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart
> > the
> > installation. Error code 0x80070017
> > There is no indication what file is missing, (and as installing from this
> > DVD worked once I cannot believe that there are missing files).
> > Can anyone advise what the problem is, and how to overcome it? All advice
> > gratefully received.
> > Viv