Windows 7 installation gives 0x80300001 error

This error appears when you need to install extra drivers during Windows installation, and that “very logic error” simply says that you must re-insert the Windows CD/DVD before installing it to disk.

I managed to digg up the following how-to:

  1. Insert the install DVD
  2. Boot into the setup process
  3. Get to the point where you need to select a partition and click Load Driver
  4. Insert driver DVD
  5. Locate the storage driver (AHCI/RAID)
  6. Notice the message “Windows cannot be installed on this disk.” at the bottom
  7. Insert the install DVD back into the drive
  8. Expand the advanced drive options
  9. Create a New partition consuming some amount of space, in my case all of it
  10. Windows says it had to do some stuff, OK
  11. Notice that there is a 100MB system partition and a new primary partition
  12. Continue!