Sep
14
2013

Fix : Windows 7 Installation Stop error 0x80FE0000 | 0x80FF0000

This post will help you Fix Windows 7 Installation Stop error / BSOD 0x80FE0000 | 0x80FF0000. Below are the steps to fix blue screen error 0x80FF0000 | 0x80FE0000 while installing Windows 7 | Vista with a message Could not set the offline locale information

You might get this blue screen error for some of the possible reasons listed below :

  • Corrupted Hard Disk Drive with possible bad sectors
  • Windows Installation Disk problem
  • BIOS setting problem
  • You tried Installing Windows in a Logical Drive instead of Primary partition

Before you continue reading this post, I suggest you read this article to know more about blue screen errors and possible steps to resolve them.

Below are a few different methods to fix this stop error:

Method 1 : Windows Installation Disk problem

  • If you are installing Windows Vista | 7 from a DVD, make sure that your DVD is not scratched or has any visible signs of damage
  • If you have an ISO file ( Disc Image ), you can use it to make a Installation USB drive to Install Windows
  • For How to make a USB installation drive Follow this link
  • After creating the USB Installation, try to install Windows again
  • If you still face an issue, go down to Method 2

Method 2 : Check your Hard Disk Drive ( hdd ) for errors

  • Boot from Windows 7 | Vista Installation DVD / USB
  • Press Shift + F10
  • or,
  • Click on Repair your computer
  • Click Next
  • Click on Command Prompt
  • Now, if this your hard disk has multiple partitions, go to the partition you are trying to install Windows in.

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  • now, type chkdsk x:/f    –    ( X being your drive letter, example : C: , D: )

Method 3 : Making Sure that you are not Installing Windows to a Logical Drive

  • Follow method 2 to open command prompt
  • In Command Prompt, type diskpart and press enter
  • Type List Disk (note down your disk number in case you have multiple hard disk drives installed in your PC )
  • Type Select Disk 0 (Replace 0 with the number of your drive. Example : Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2 )
  • Type List Partition
  • This should list all the partitions on your hard disk drive
  • Just make sure that the partition you are trying to install Windows on is not a Logical Drive (It must be a primary partition )

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Method 4 : Cleaning Your partition | DATA Backup Must before continuing

Note : This method will clean all partitions on your hard disk. Before continuing, make sure you backup your data.

  • Follow Method 2 to open command prompt
  • Type Diskpart and press enter
  • Type List Disk (note down your disk number in case you have multiple hard disk drives installed in your PC )
  • Type Select Disk 0 (Replace 0 with the number of your drive. Example : Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2 )
  • Type Clean ( This will delete all partitions on your drive )
  • Now, type create partition primary & press Enter
  • Type format fs=ntfs
  • Note: This is a full format and will take some time to complete depending on the size of your disk

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  • After the format is complete, try installing Windows again

Method 5 : Check BIOS settings

  • Boot into the BIOS ( press DEL, F2, F10 ) ( refer your system documentation for details )
  • Locate options saying SATA Mode & set it to AHCI
  • Remember, The option to change the SATA type might vary depending on your BIOS make and system model. You just have to set the drive to AHCI, if available.

 

If you still face an issue, please use the comment section to post your problem & I will try to help you

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About the Author:

Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

4 Comments+ Add Comment

  • i just like to thank you very much …

  • Hi, i’ve tried the listed solution but none works. I’ve been trying to install an OS for 6 days and i’m at my wits end (i get the 0x80FF0000 error when the install reaches the ‘installing updates’ part)

    • Hi Steve,

      Did you solve this issue? if so how?

      Thanks!

    • I have the same issue as you Steve.. Have you fixed the problem? I would ld like to know how you do it.

      Thanks
      Henry

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