Hi I am trying to revive a laptop for a friend who spilt a sugary drink over it (and possibly dropped it!) It is an Advent 5312.
I replaced the hard drive as that was just clicking with death rattles, put in a new hard drive and tried to install Vista again. The install failed at expanding files at various percentages. Tried reformatting and a different vista install disk still no luck, changed the optical drive still failure. tried another hard drive that is in fact failing and hey presto I was able to install. Figured the hard drive I bought was duff did a chkdsk /f and found 8bytes of bad disk so sent it back. Another new hard drive later and still the same.
This time I tried my win 7 ultimate disk and am getting the same error
"The file or directory C:\windows\infIEM is corrupt blah blah blah" "windows cannot install install required files........Error Code 0x80070570"
I am now trying to do a memory test but are there any ideas out there