Can't install WHS, dies after format with error 0x0003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • After the installation "supposedly" formats the drive , the installer tried to copying files and gets all kinds of errors, then given us an says "Copying files failed"  ... "error code 0x800703ed"... .


    I've been reading about how you can change the boot order to fix this, doesn't work, changed a few other things, removed all but one of my hd's, simple Seagate IDE 500GGB drive.


    Please let me know what is causing this.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:15 AM

All replies

  • Did you try using the manufacturers diagnostic utilities?  I think you might have a dead drive.
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:57 PM
  • Is the SATA controller set to IDE mode (assuming it is a SATA disk)?

    Also such unspecific failures can point to issues with memory, cabling or the DVD/optical drive.

    If you have another DVD drive, try this (and attach it to one of the first 4 SATA ports on board, if it is an SATA drive either).

    Best greetings from Germany

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:33 PM