The collection of errors that can trap the Windows user literally at every step is wide enough. And the reasons for causing a message with a long code differ too much. At first glance, a novice will not understand what is behind a message with an incomprehensible code – a small software failure, or a serious hardware problem that threatens the entire computer with the inability to work normally. Therefore, we will talk about the error 0x8007045d, and try to figure out what it means.
Error 0x8007045d is a frequent guest of users of the Windows operating system. A feature of this code is that you can see it not in one, but in several situations. As a rule, users may see error 0x8007045d with the following actions:
- during the installation of the Windows operating system, and no matter which version: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10;
- while moving, copying or archiving some files in the Windows system;
- while using the Windows backup service;
- when copying files from the system to the SD-carrier through the card reader.
As you can see, we have a rather complicated error that can manifest itself in many aspects of the system. However, what connects all these cases of the manifestation of code 0x8007045d with each other? The error, in most cases, is caused by a problem with the physical media on which you are trying to install another version of Windows or move /copy/archive files. In the case of an error 0x8007045d when working with SD-media – the media is guilty or a card reader.
Where does it appear?
It is often enough to see the error code 0x8007045d when installing the operating system. It is accompanied by a message that the files necessary for the installation are missing and the installation cannot continue. If you are sure that you have correctly recorded the image of the system on the disk and correctly started installing the OS, the real cause of the error can be very serious. Error 0x8007045d when installing Windows 7 can immediately talk about several common faults. Although in later versions, such as 8 and 10, a similar message can be observed.
Why does it appear?
One of the possible causes of a permanent error 0x8007045d when installing Windows – HDD (hard disk) of the computer is damaged. Remember, didn’t the system unit of a computer or laptop survived hard shocks, drops? Did he shake? Did you understand the computer lately? Even if the answer to all questions is negative, the possibility of breakdown cannot be ruled out. Error code 0x8007045d often makes itself felt and other failures:
- After using the archiver
- With regular work with large files and folders.
- When moving to one of the media too large files using the memory card slot.
Most often, 0x8007045d when copying a file manifests itself when a device is malfunctioning, from which information is read (flash drive) or the device to which it is written (hard disk). Are you sure your USB flash drive is working? Try to use it with another computer. Error 0x8007045d when copying to a USB flash drive means that it needs repair, or the malfunction is too serious. Try searching on the Internet for a branded utility for recovering flash drives from Transcend.
If the problem persists, then your hard drive may be to blame. Error 0x8007045d is quite tricky. And can not “tell” you what is wrong.
What to do?
A message such as error 0x8007045d is still very typical for improperly working hard drives. The diagnosis can only be corrected in one way – by buying a new disk. Be prepared for the fact that it will be difficult to recover information from damaged media. In any case, you can refuse to install the OS and try to start the computer with the old system (if it has one). Error 0x8007045d if the hard drive is damaged is simply checked – insert the hard drive into another PC and try to run it. After that, a diagnosis is required. You can run it with programs such as Victoria HDD, HDDScan, CrystalDiskInfo.
# Error 0x8007045d during Windows installation
One of the most common occurrences of the 0x8007045d error is during the installation of the Windows operating system. Unfortunately, in this case, the error is quite difficult to fix, nevertheless possible. However, you will have to tinker a bit. So, you must have completely formatted your system partition during the installation process of the new Windows OS, which, in fact, almost all of us do. This means that you left your car without a working system.
That is why you will have to try to fix the error 0x8007045d using the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), which can be accessed right through the installation media you prepared in advance. It is clear that you have already set the BIOS / UEFI boot priority on the drive / USB, so let’s skip this item. Boot through the installation disk and get to the familiar screen with the “Install” button.
To get to the Windows recovery environment, you need to click on the “System Restore” button. You will then see a screen with a choice of action – select the “Troubleshooting” section. At this point, there is nothing to return, so click on the “Advanced Settings” subsection and select the “Command Line” tool.
So, as we said at the very beginning, the error 0x8007045d is often a sign that the hard disk is experiencing some problems. Often, these problems are bad sectors and damage to the disk file system. CHKDSK can help you troubleshoot these problems. Before we use it, you need to find out under which letter your system partition is represented.
With a command prompt open in Windows RE, type diskpart into it and press Enter. Then type list volume in the line and press Enter. You will be presented with a list of partitions on your hard disk. Remember the letter under which the system partition appears. Having done this, type in the exit command and press Enter. Usually, the system partition is represented by the letter C, and you probably have everything exactly the same.
Now you have everything you need to restore the disk and, therefore, solve the error 0x8007045d when installing Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10. Type in the still open Command prompt chkdsk C: / F / R and press Enter. The process of checking the hard disk and restoring it will start if any damage is found. Once the process is complete, go back to the Windows installation and try again.
If the error 0x8007045d is still present during installation, this is not the most comforting news for you. Your disk is probably extremely damaged, which is why CHKDSK was not able to fully return it to a healthy state. You are advised to use Victoria HDD – a program that can check the status of your hard disk, scan it for bad blocks and eliminate them. However, it is likely that your disk has simply outlived its, unfortunately.
# Error 0x8007045d when moving / copying / archiving files in Windows
Let’s move on to another case. Error 0x8007045d, as already mentioned, can also manifest itself when moving / copying / archiving files in Windows. If you encounter such a problem, then you should know that the reason for this is also in your hard disk, which has experienced obvious malfunctions, such as file system corruption, bad sectors.
To fix the error 0x8007045d in this case, you also need to try to repair it using the system utility CHKDSK. Considering that everything is all right with your operating system, and you can easily access it – you can use the graphical interface of this utility.
Open a system window with partitions, right-click on a system partition, for example, a section under the letter C, and select “Properties.” Next, go to the “Service” tab and click on the “Check” button, located in the “Check for errors” section. After pressing the button, scanning of your hard disk will begin. Follow the instructions on the screen if the utility finds any problems with the disk.
After the program finishes, try again to move or copy what you originally wanted to check for error 0x8007045d. Probably, you managed to get rid of the error, if not – try using the Victoria HDD utility, which we have already advised in the previous paragraph of the article, to check to make a thorough check of the hard disk and restore it if possible.
#Error 0x8007045d when using SD-media and card reader
The last place in which the error 0x8007045d can appear is when copying or moving files from the SD media installed in the system through the card reader. Immediately you need to say – the problem is most likely in the memory card or in the card reader.
Check whether your SD card will work correctly on another device. If everything works as it should, for example, the files are quietly copied or moved – try using another card reader, as it may not work perfectly and the error 0x8007045d was caused by it.
Now you know more about how to eliminate 0x8007045d when installing Windows 7, 8, and 10. But there is no universal way to deal with the problem. Does your computer break down often? It is necessary to clearly understand when it is better to take it to a specialist.
Are you trying to solve the problem yourself? Fine! The main thing – do not overdo it. Study the best materials on the topic on the Internet, and only then, if nothing helps, feel free to give the PC to an experienced master!