Windows cannot be installed to this disk 0x80300001 in Windows 7 Setup

When installing Windows 7 onto Gigabyte SATA RAID, I got two errors:

  • Windows cannot be installed to this disk 0x80300001
  • Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0x80300001

Windows Setup sees the RAID volume, and one of the errors appears when you create partition manually.

The error is shown after you have inserted RAID driver CD / DVD and Windows have loaded it.

After one lost hour I figured out that you need to insert back Windows installation DVD disk and click Refresh. Error goes away after refresh.

One thought on “Windows cannot be installed to this disk 0x80300001 in Windows 7 Setup”

  1. I am SO SO SO grateful to you for this – I had alreayd wasted a fretful hour when I found this posr. You would think win7 was smart enough to say “please re-inset system boot disk”…what a pathetic annoying badly-thought out installation procedure! – At leats mine is actually installing now!

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