Forgot to change subject line before submitting... sorry everyone.
Recently I started building a computer for a friend and upon installing windows 7 I came across a new error. During the "Completing installation..." phase after the system restarts I get a popup that says, "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware."
After the computer restarts I get this...
System is setting up...
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation."
I opened up the cmd prompt in the repair option and located the setuperr.txt in the panther folder only to find 3 entries.
TOOL Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd: There was an error opening the system store. Status=[0xC0000098] [gle=0x000003e5]
SYSPRP LaunchDll: Failure occurred while executing 'C:\windows\System32\spbcd.dll,Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd', returned error code 1006[gle=0x000003e5]
IBS Callback_Specialize: An error occurred while either deciding if we need to specialize or while specializing; dwRet = 0x3ee
After searching high and low nothing I found seemed to help very much.
Things I've tried so far
-Different Hard Drive (this time an 80 gig remembering windows sometimes hate 3tb+ drives)
-Less than 12 gigs ram (it was a forum suggestion not sure it has weight to it)
-Reimaging a CD with win 7 iso, Reimaging a USB with win 7 iso (never know worth a shot right?)
-I tried my win 7 disks (all legal I build a lot)
-Run windows startup repair(desperate now...)
Nothing seems to have worked so far.
2x8 gig 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1866 (PC3 14900)
Refurbished: MSI 970A-G46-R AMD Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB Internal Hard Drive Bare
AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz
EVGA 04G-P4-2974-KR GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
XION AXP-700K14XE 700W
Windows 7 64 bit
Edited by Viro, 19 April 2015 - 02:20 PM.