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Windows 7 SP1 install failed (0x80070003 : error_path_not_found) if missing certain built-in RTM driver

Windows 7 SP1 install failed (0x80070003 : error_path_not_found) if missing certain built-in RTM driver

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Recently We are seeing some errors of Windows 7 SP1 installation failure.

The installation will fail on some system(especially system language in ZH-CN) due to  missing  certain windows RTM driver. We tried to install SP1 but get error message. (Error_Path_Not_Found 0x80070003). Checked on the CBS log:

2010-11-07 13:09:52, Info                  CBS    DriverUpdateUninstallUpdates failed [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]
2010-11-07 13:09:52, Error                 CBS    Doqe: Failed uninstalling driver updates [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]
2010-11-07 13:09:52, Info                  CBS    Perf: Doqe: Uninstall ended.
2010-11-07 13:09:52, Info                  CBS    Failed uninstalling driver updates [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]
2010-11-07 13:09:52, Error                 CBS    Shtd: Failed while processing non-critical driver operations queue. [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]
2010-11-07 13:09:52, Info                  CBS    Shtd: Rolling back KTM, because drivers failed.

The causes of this failure could be many. For example, some 3rd party applications like anti-virus software or system optimization software could delete the system files.


The solution is simple:

Check the CBS.log under C:\windows\logs\cbs, search for the error 0x80070003 and check what files are missing.

For example:

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\atiilhag.inf_amd64_neutral_951c1812f542740a

Then you can go into the Windows 7 DVD and extract this file and place to the correct folder.

 

 

Comments
  • The solution to this problem is NOT simple because the god damn CBS.log doesn't specify what files are missing!  See?!

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Info                  CBS    DriverUpdateUninstallUpdates failed [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Error                 CBS    Doqe: Failed uninstalling driver updates [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Info                  CBS    Perf: Doqe: Uninstall ended.

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Info                  CBS    Failed uninstalling driver updates [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Error                 CBS    Shtd: Failed while processing non-critical driver operations queue. [HRESULT = 0x80070003 - ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND]

    2011-03-23 03:30:06, Info                  CBS    Shtd: Rolling back KTM, because drivers failed.

  • Symptom: When installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you could possibly encounter errors 0x800f0a13

  • Having the same problem. NO System Optimizers loaded. Antivirus programs Disabled No help. What's the deal?

    Spen a half of a day already on this and the user is still waiting on his machine. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @DK Duvall, you can post your service pack installation questions on this technet forum:

    social.technet.microsoft.com/.../newthread

  • @DK, please also share me the CBS.log file.

  • Is there not yet a fix for error_path_not_found (0x80070003)?

    I've tried all the fixes but this problem doesn't go away!  So, what say we just skip sp1?

  • I don't know if this will fix everyone's problem, but I solved this error by selecting "run Microft Update as Administrator".  It seems that, even though my user is an administrator account, some of the system files were hidden to my account and coudn't be changed during the update process.

  • WFT! Another example of Microsoft's fucked up software. Would it be too much to ask for specific error messages or better yet, a service pack that would prompt users to make repairs BEFORE spending an hour doing an install that ultimately fails! If Microsoft had to pay everyone for the time the people waste dealing with their fucked up ***, they would be broke!

  • es cierto este sistema es una porqueria y no hay como corregirlo siempre tienes el problema.... ha pero eso si compra software original para que tengas un buen rendimiento. de que me sirve un "original" si funciona igual que el pirata.

    es verdad deberian dar paquetes completos para soluciionar todas las fallas del SO

  • I was gettin the error and tried the usual right click, properties, unblock and that did nothing.  For whatever reason, copying it from the open network share to my desktop and running it worked.

  • I found the error 0x80070003 error in the CBS log. Tells me a bunch of crap about DRIVER updates. ALL the drivers on ANY of my machines are fully updated. What a load of crap.

    I'm sick to death of this SP problem.

    I have done EVERYTHING to no avail.

    THANKS MS.

  • Constantly getting this error as well. So fed up with this SP1 issue I am seriously thinking of ditching Windows once and for all. Pure incompetence on the part of Microsoft. They take your money then let you rot when their software fails.

  • Isn't it lovely how MS has CHOSEN to IGNORE this crap?

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    http://computertechsupport.us/

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