Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error 0x80300001

After installing drivers during a Windows-installation you might get this error message when you select a drive to install it on “windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error 0x80300001”

This is another (strange) way for Windows to say that you have not inserted the Windows CD/DVD again. Put it back in again, wait a second and then the error message should disappear. (If it does not, try to hit refresh after putting the CD in)

4 thoughts on “Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error 0x80300001

  1. Well, often connecting DVD drive to AHCI port causes errors like this.
    For Gigabyte boards, there is option in BIOS that can set 2 last SATA ports (of total 6) to IDE mode, so all will work this way.