When trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a new PC with a formatted hard drive I get the following error when extracting files:
Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570
I've googled for the error and came up with a few tips about taking out one of the RAM sticks but that has not solved anything. The same error comes up when trying to install using a pre-RTM release of Windows 7 which I know is working.
Edit: I tried using a DVD with Windows 7 x86 on it (both the image and the DVD are fine, I've checked them before), without any luck.
I've also tried installing Windows XP SP3, as Noam Gal suggested. The installation gets stuck at checking the computer hardware (the first step after inserting the CD).
This has happened before, when I tried to install an OS on my old PC. The connection between the 2 PCs is the hard drive; it's the same one. I'm convinced it is the culprit, but I have no idea what to do. How can I format it so that this behavior stops? The hard drive is physically ok, it works without any problems.