"Donald McDaniel" wrote:
> "vistatester" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Just try typing 80070241 in google and pick from the plethora of possible
> > solutions.....
> > Many issues regarding this type of install. If u wanna try vista without
> > problems, get 1 HD with no partitions and this doesn't have to be
> > formatted
> > etc, disconnect all the HD drives and install 2 that 1. NB 25GB is a very
> > small space given the fact that full install on the beta will take at
> > least
> > 16GB not including whatever ever pagefile.sys it throws at
> > you.....................
> Sir, your statement that your HD have "no partitions" is totally stupid,
> since it is not possible to install a Windows OS on a HD which has not been
> "partitioned" with at least ONE partition.
> This, I am sure, is because of your ignorance about raw hard drives, which
> MUST be "partitioned" with at least one partition to even use, then that
> partition must be formatted with a File system before an OS can be
> The SIMPLEST partitioning scheme for Hard drives is to create ONE partition
> out of ALL free space. This WOULD create ONE partition. So such a HD would
> NOT be "unpartioned". It would have at least ONE partition.
> Donald L McDaniel
> Please reply to the original thread.
wow... you should get yourself one of those little squeezy stress balls Mac
on the topic of error code 80070241, it appears to be an issue with the boot
sector of my HDD (three partitions) claims to be missing a boot manager and
refuses to auto fix it... for those who are pretty sure their ISO burnt
straight (especially the copy that works on other comps), go into system
recovery options at the bottom of the initial "install now" screen and run
the startup repair option. I'm encountering this error due to what I believe
is a complete lack of system files on this partition (I formatted it to start
"clean"...old habits die hard...) this is further supported in part by other
posts (reinstall XP and run vista setup in XP to fix error...) so if I can
get a concencus here among the 80070241 club on this, maybe we can get a
little further along towards figuring it out.
partition thing is killin me
it's like walking into english class and
pointing out that a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.