INSTALLING WINDOWS 7 out of disk space

I try to install Windows 7. But the error occurs during installation: "Not enough space on the disk on which you want to install the system, at least 16146 MB". I put 60 GB, but the installer continues to produce the same mistake. Tell me how can I fix it?


Expert Answer:

Hello, Maxim!

The main reason for your problem lies in the "reserved by the system," it is in this section are written OS boot files and if 5-10 MB allocated under section (on average up to 100 MB), this error and will pursue you.

Therefore you need to, using third-party software, for example, " A cronis D isk D irector", to increase the "Reserved System" section to the desired volume. Or in this section to check the "junk files", for example, unnecessary backup files.

To work correctly, it recommended at least 100 MB of free space.

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Andrey Ponomarev

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Why the output error when installing WINDOWS 7 "is not enough ...

Deploying Windows 7 - the process simple. But sometimes there are problems that can interfere with the installation. This article will deal with the most common errors.
The content you can quickly find solutions to specific problems caused by the specific error codes .


  1. Introduction - what to do if an error occurs during the installation?
  2. Damaged the image of Windows 7. What does it mean and how to recognize it?
  3. Replacing the image did not help. Less common common problems:
    1. "Installing Windows 7 is not possible (GPT standard)" (unexpected Windows Installer error)
    2. driver error when installing Windows 7
  4. Problems with specific error codes:
    1. error 0x80070570
    2. error 0x80070017
    3. error 0x80070057
    4. Error 0x8007025d or 0x8007045d
    5. Error 0x80300024 or 0x80300001
    6. Error 0x000000a5 (accompanied BSOD'om, ie blue screen of death)
    7. error 0xc00000e9
    8. Error with code 0x0000000a
  5. The image of the operating system is intact, and the use of other images does not help. A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD))

What to do if an error occurs during the installation?

When you install Windows 7, you may experience various problems: the process can be interrupted at various stages and specific steps (when copying / extracting files, formatting HDD / SSD, etc.).

If you can not understand the reason for the occurrence of a particular error, be sure to start with a check of your operating system image backup integrity.

If, after at least two attempts, you are unable to successfully complete the installation of the system, note the error code that occurs during installation. Later in the article are considered the most common of these errors, and provides methods for their correction.  


Damaged the image of Windows 7. What does it mean and how to recognize it?

Let's start with the obvious signs:

  • Your image file size of the operating system does not match the size of the image file downloaded from the network;
  • The image can not be opened / mount programs WinRar , Daemoon the Tools ;
  • When reading or copying an image with the use of the program to record the file system on a disk or flash drive errors occur.

But even the absence of these signs does not give 100% guarantees the overall integrity of the installed system. This is because the size of the file can be broken even fully match the size of the whole, and the recording software (the specific version of it) - just be broken. There is a more reliable way to determine the integrity of the image - check the checksum  MD 5 of our installation image. MD5 hash sum - a unique 32-character code, which is obtained, if we add the "content" of all files in a single line and apply a special MD5 algorithm. If the Windows 7 disk writes at least 1 character and damaged enrolled incorrectly, you get another unique string of 32 characters (this string is called MD5 hash sum). Thus, comparing the checksum MD5, we determine whether there is no error in the recorded image of Windows 7. For this test, we use the MD5 Checker program (attached file to download at the end of the article). 

It's simple : Download the appropriate version, unzip to any location (eg desktop), open.

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Now we just need to move our Windows 7 image in the window, where, and compare MD5 downloaded file originally faithful MD5, which is usually indicated on the page of the chosen system of assembly of the original.

Check the executable file integrity:

As seen in the figure below, the value of the column Current MD5 fully complies MD5 online. Figure 1. MD5 verifies the original. Consequently, our file "not broken" and the content fully corresponds to the original image of the installation disc, that is, its original content. Now that we are convinced that our image is intact, you can re-write it.We verify the MD5 hash of MD5 Checker program with the original

Preferably on a different drive, and with a minimum speed (in the case of a CD) to completely eliminate the problem with the installation files.
It is also strongly recommended to try a different way of interest OS (Operating System (our Windows 7)).

This item can help:

  • Solve errors with unpacking and copying files from a possible broken stick or damaged the CD ;
  • If you encounter some other problems in the initial stages of the wizard (the optical drive driver error, no HDD in the setup menu, and others.).


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Replacing the image did not help. Less common common problems.


"Installing Windows 7 is not possible (GPT standard)"
(Unexpected Windows Installer error)

On the new computer models (mostly laptops) can stand stores - whether SSD or HDD - with layout, incompatible with the installation program builds a series of 32-bit versions of Windows. The most reasonable solution in this situation will download and install Windows 7 x64. So, if your computer has more than 2 GB of RAM, it is recommended to put a 64-bit OS. But if you need just x32 version of the system (for example, when transferring the new HDD in the old computer), you need to change the layout disk to GPT on the MBR . Change markup HDD / SSD drive (volume required is less than 2 TB) is possible only after its complete format. This will lead to a complete loss of data. So before the action, make sure that all important data is transferred to the backup storage.    How do I know which markup costs on your drive? Very simple. You will need:


  1. Challenge command line CMD pressing shortcut keys Shift + F 10 (after an error in the disk selection window for installation);
  2. Enter  «diskpart » → press «Enter» → then  «list disk »  (see below).

Command Prompt windowFigure 2. Working with CMD console. The column GPT is specified characters asterisk "*" , if the corresponding drive has a GPT layout.

As seen in Figure 2, none of the drives is not worth this layout, so follow these steps to perform NOT NEED ! In this case, the problem should look elsewhere.  
But if you still see a "star" on the other hand are interested in the drive - go to step 3.   

  1. Now you need to determine the volume of interest we drive, to choose his team  «the select disk 0" (in your case it may be a different number);  

Working with the DISKPART utility.Figure 3. Entering commands in DISKPART utility, open a command prompt (cmd.exe)

  1. Dial command  «clean »  (see the figure above..), Thereby reformatting the drive;
  2. Enter  « the convert mbr».

Done. Now the 32-bit system can be installed on your PC.    

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driver error when installing Windows 7

This error can be caused by one of two problems:  

  1. Unable to find the required driver support;
  2. Unable to find the necessary drivers for the optical drive.

Error solution of the form "driver support is not found": Figure 3. Entering commands in DISKPART utility, open a command prompt (cmd.exe) The simplest thing you can do in the event of lack of vehicle drivers, it rearrange the USB flash drive with Windows 7 from USB 3.0 port (blue) into the USB 2.0 port (gray and black). Usually after this installation is no problem. There is another way in which the driver you need to download your motherboard (or chipset notebook driver) from the official website of the manufacturer and throw them in the root of the stick in uncompressed form. Then, when you re-install when the error occurs, you must click on the button "Browse" and select the USB flash drive on which the files are decompressed.   Figure 5. The window to select a disc with drivers.   Drivers are automatically set (if appropriate), and the process will continue.  Working with the DISKPART utility.

Select a carrier which comprises drivers

Error solution of the form "driver for the optical drive can not be found"Figure 6. Errors of the absence of an optical drive drivers. This problem can occur if you are using a CD-ROM, with a recorded it way system. The main possible causes of this error:Window error of the absence of the optical drive driver

  • Badly written installation disk with Windows 7;
  • DVD-ROM drive can not read the disk.
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Therefore, you should make sure that the CD, as well as the drive itself working properly. You can try again with a different carrier (eg, a working USB 2.0 flash drive) or you can try to write another system image to a new DVD disc.

When a new hard disk recording, note the following points:

  • Be sure to check the installation image as described in Chapter damaged image of Windows 7;
  • Use a small (preferably minimal) of the disc recording rate because CD-ROM drive may not operate correctly at very high values ​​of the "burn" rate.

If you can not burn a disc yourself, detailed instructions can be found on our website:

  • Windows 7 image recording on the disc;
  • Entry windows 7 image to a USB flash drive.

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Problems with specific error codes


Error 0x80070570 during the installation of Windows 7

This error can be triggered in several cases:

  1. Faulty image (how to check, see heading №1.);
  2. The problem with connecting the HDD and / or storage devices themselves;
  3. The problem with the strips (one / all) memory.

Step 1: 
Check the Windows 7 image as previously described (What to do if an error occurs during installation?).

Step 2: First be sure to check all connections and cables to your HDD and SSD mounting after removing the computer from the wall outlet. After all SATA-cables (especially cheap) have to wear a property fray, ie break down and become useless. 

Further, if this does not help, you need to check the hard disk surface, first built means the chkdsk , and then (in a pinch) or Victoria MHDD programs (see paragraph about checking the "iron".).  

Step 3:
Check the hardware disc or computer, as described in Chapter A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD )).

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Error 0x80070017 during the installation of Windows 7

Diagnosis of this problem is made in the same way as shown in the example above.

0x80070017 code can appear after a malfunction Update on already fully installed system.

If the methods described above have not helped to 0x80070570 error, we try to solve the problem by restarting the "Update" on the command console. To start a command prompt (cmd.exe), follow these steps:

  • Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • In the window that opens, in the search bar, enter «cmd».
  • The window displays the search results. You need to choose the programs found «cmd.exe», by clicking on it.

To do this, enter the command sequence shown below:

  1. net stop wuauserv ;
  2. CD %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution ;
  3. Download Download.old ren (make sure that your internet connection);
  4. net start wuauserv .

Done. update bug fixed.  

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Error 0x80070057 during the installation of Windows 7

Basic methods for solving this problem:

  • Disable backup to the system BIOS image memory (for disabling instruction described below);
  • Validate hardware (see chap. A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD))).

To disable a backup BIOS image to the system drive:

  1. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS .
    To do this in the menu Setup to press a certain key (Delete, F2, F1, F12, depending on the motherboard) ;
  2. Find the option « Backup the BIOS image to the HDD» ;
  3. Change the value « the Enabled» on « to Disabled» (if applicable) → Save the changes → Restart the PC.

Done. Do not forget to include backup after a successful installation of the system! 

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Error 0x8007025d or 0x8007045d when you install Windows 7

In the case of these errors also should not rush to complete verification of the "iron" part of your PC. Basic methods for solving this problem:

  • You need to make sure there is free space on the system drive for the future installation of Windows (preferably about 20 GB);
  • Use the command « the chkdsk» enabled error correction option. In most cases this will solve your problem. Instructions for this process is here: a quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD ))
  • disable unnecessary equipment from the system unit (laptop), including the extra HDD, peripherals, etc.

And only after that you can begin to complete the diagnosis.

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Error 0x80300024 or 0x80300001 when installing Windows 7

" Windows Setup can not be performed at that location ," These errors can occur in two cases:

  1. Drive already contains an older copy of Windows 7, and the installation is done on an incorrect section ;
  2. Invalid set controller mode SATA in BIOS.

Method for solving errors in the first case :

It is necessary to remove the partitions created on the HDD / SSD, install the operating system on the "unallocated space" (see below.) Note. The following steps include the introduction of cleaning teams drive. Make sure that all important data is transferred to the backup storage.   Figure 7. Removing the markings on the disc.Removal of road markings on the disc

Done. Now you need to reinstall the operating system again.  

Second case: 
It is necessary to refer to the BIOS.  

  1. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS.

    To do this, click Setup to press a certain key ( the Delete, the F2, the F1, the F12 , depending on the motherboard). More details how to enter the BIOS can be found here;

  2. Go to the tab « the Advanced» ;
  3. Select « the System the Configuration» pressing «the Enter» ;
  4. Toggle « the SATA» on « the IDE» ( « the Compatibility» , if you have a laptop) in a line «the SATA Controller software-Mode» → Save, reboot.
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Attention! On your PC or laptop, the SATA Controller software -Mode may well be in a different location, or absent altogether.

All the information necessary to specify on the forum of your motherboard manufacturer. In most cases the problem will be solved. Otherwise, check the hardware (see chap. A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD))). 

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0x000000a5 error when installing Windows 7 (accompanied BSOD'om or blue screen of death)

This problem is primarily associated with the BIOS or the hardware of the computer and occurs mainly due to non-working RAM strap (or all at once). Therefore, we must:

  1. Update the BIOS (see the instructions on your motherboard manufacturer's forums);
  2. Check memory errors (see chap. A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD)))

If hardware problems were not found, try using a different way of mounting the OS. 

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0xc00000e9 error when installing Windows 7

This error is associated with the periphery of the computer. Perhaps when the installation wizard, you accidentally touched the stick, and she briefly came out of the usb-port, preventing process. In this situation, the first thing you need to:

  • Turn off unnecessary equipment in the BIOS;
  • Rearrange the boot drive to a different USB connector (2.0, it is desirable, ie a USB connector gray).

And only if the problem persists, run by hardware as described below.   

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Error with code 0x0000000a

Error Code 0x0000000a can occur both during the installation of windows 7 and simply during an already installed windows.
Detailed description of the solution to the problem with the error made in a separate article: Error 0x0000000a with code.

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The image of the operating system is intact, and the use of other images does not help. A quick check of the hardware (Chkdsk, Memtest, Victoria (MHDD))

 This part of the article should proceed only if you are:

  1. We ensure the integrity of the system image file (the image is correct, on the other drives the record is not corrected the problem);
  2. We have fulfilled all the items on your specific error code, but it has not produced results.

In such a situation, the next step is the step by step checking computer hardware, ie computer components or "hardware". Step 1 - checking the HDD using the chkdsk :

  1. Call command line combination «Shift + F10» at any stage of installing the system;
  2. Enter the command "the chkdsk a: / r" expect a full check and repair "broken" sectors in our HDD;

  Results chkdsk command worksFigure 8. The results of chkdsk command works.

  1. Close the CMD, we try to install the system from scratch.

If this does not work, move on to the next step.  Step 2 - Check the RAM:

To begin with, it is desirable to disassemble your computer (laptop), carefully remove the memory, blow the dust and put into place.

If changes are observed, try to start the computer alternately with one of the straps (if there are more than one). Finally broken strap RAM will simply not run a process to reach even to the start of the motherboard BIOS.

Does not help? Go ahead. Step 3 - Set the diagnostic Victoria and Memtest on a flash drive (this is done on your PC):

These programs help to establish (and Victoria, perhaps, solve) some hardware problems with the HDD and RAM. First, install them on a flash drive:

  1. Download the archive with the program (ghost32 and victoria, an archive attached to the end of this article), unpack in any place;
  2. Run the file GHOST.exe administrator;

  Running the application as an administratorFigure 9. Running the application as an administrator.

  1. Now select the item «From Image» on the way «the Local» → «Disk» ;

 Selecting an operation in the program window Ghost32Figure 10. Selecting an operation in Ghost32 window.

  1. Find the file « victoria.gho» and open it in the program, after inserting a USB flash drive to your PC (required net) ;
  2. Then indicate our stick (as determined by volume) → click OK " ;

 The choice of device (flash drive) in Ghost32 windowFigure 11. Selection device (flash) in Ghost32 window.

  1. Press «Yes» , wait for the download process, click the pop-up window «the Continue» .

Flash card ready. Inserted into a PC, which produces an error, upload, we check the RAM and HDD for errors and broken sector by respectively Memtest or Victoria .

These programs need to identify the problems with components. Programs can help to identify problems with the hardware of your computer (fault "iron"), then you will need to seek professional help.

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16 February 2011, 14:22

I try to put on 900 hedgehog seven, but the installer says it's not enough space on the disk.
I have to drive 16 gig three sections. the first section 2.3 gig (worth ksandros system Linux), the second section 2.3 gig (also use Linux), and a third section 12.4 gig.Na third section I tried to put Windows, but the installer says there is not enough space. What to do? How to install Windows do not remove linux?

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