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Q: Windows media creation tool error 0x80004005 - 0xa001a

Hi, Since the Fall update I have had nothing but problems with a bootable USB drive. Windows media creation tool returns an error 0x80004005 - 0xa001a, which the internet seems oblivious too and the windows 7 USB/DVD download tool creates a drive which is none bootable. 

I spoke to microsoft who advised me to download the windows 10 ISO and use the windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create the media but it failed to boot.

I searched online for solutions as to why windows 7 USB/DVD download tool would not create a bootable USB drive from a windows 7 ISO and I was given directions to use Diskpart. This also failed.

So does anyone have any solutions to fix the 0x80004005 - 0xa001a error with the media creation tool.

I also tried both windows 7 and windows 10 USB Drive in 2 systems and neither would boot the windows install program.

Thanks Baz

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A:

Thanks but unfortunately this did not work.

I have however managed to get windows 10 to boot on a USB drive.

I did a low level format and used diskpart and the powershell to set up the USB drive and copy the files to it from the ISO.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

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