For the first time I came across the error 0x80300024 during a clean install of Windows 10 1903 on a computer with an SSD.
In Windows 10 setup window when trying to select a disk partition to install the operation system to, the following error appeared:
Here is what you should try to normally install Windows 10 if this error appears:
- If there are several hard drives installed in your computer, try to open its case and physically disconnect the cables of all drives except the one you are going to install Windows to. If you don’t want (or cannot) remove the screws from the case of your laptop, you can temporary disable all other drives in your BIOS/UEFI settings. (Usually, this option is available in the SATA settings and depends on your hardware model and BIOS/UEFI version.) In my case, I disabled the second and the third HDDs and installed Windows 10 to the remaining SSD. If you cannot open the case of your device or disable your drives in BIOS. If you cannot disconnect or disable other physical disks, try to change the boot priority in BIOS. Set a higher priority for the drive on which you are wont to install Windows 10. This is an option you should try if you cannot open the case (a warranty) or it is hard to do it (a laptop).
- If this method did not help you, open your BIOS/UEFI settings and make sure if AHCI Mode is enabled for the controller used to connect the drive you need;
- In some cases manual partition cleanup on the drive you want to install Windows to may help . The matter is that you cannot remove all partitions in the partition management wizard during Windows setup. To clean your drive completely (and remove all data on it), press Shift+F10 on Windows 10 Setup screen. The command prompt will appear. Run run the following commands:
List disk– displays all connected drives (HDD/SSD/USB) on your computer. Remember the number of the disk you want to clean. (It is easier to identify your HDDs and SSDs by their size.)
Select Disk 0– selects the disk you want to clean (in my example, it is Disk 0).
Display the list of partitions:
list part. If you see that your first partition has a large offset (more than 1,024 KB), you have chosen the right one!
Clean— removes the partition structure and all data from the selected drive.
Exit– exits Diskpart.
Switch to Windows 10 Setup window, refresh the partition list and try to install the operation system to the unallocated space.
- Verify that your SSD/HDD is working properly on another computer.
- If nothing helped and the error 0x80300024 still appears during Windows installation, try to update your BIOS firmware (see the tools and instructions on the website of the manufacturer of your device or motherboard).