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How To Fix Error 0×80070017 in Windows 10

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I have a problem with Asus that has Windows 10 installed, following a slight knock does not make me get into the desktop, and when I try to run system restore 0×80070017 message appears. Is there a way to solve not bring it to service?. I read the article about chkdsk on the site but not able to open start menu, it is complicated”. – Alessandra., Italy (Translated from Italian)

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Windows 10 is a fairly easy operating system to fix and install. There are automatic systems in place in case something goes wrong. Windows has come a long way since the days before recovery options and automatic startup repair.

However, problems like the 0×80070017 error do still appear. Please read the following instructions to help troubleshoot this particular issue.

Problem

The 0×80070017 Error appears when trying to use Windows 10 recovery options or when trying to install Windows 10.

0x80070017 - Windows 10 - Cover - Error - Windows Wally

Cause

This error is usually caused by a bad Windows Installation DVD or USB flash drive.

Solution

Here are some ways to fix the 0×80070017 error:

Re download The Windows 10 Setup

Making new Windows recovery media is probably the safest option. This is assuming that the downloaded files had been corrupted somehow, leading up to the 0×80070017  error.

Use The Media Creation Tool To Make Another Windows 10 Installation Media

In case you don’t know, you can use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to create a new Windows 10 installation DVD or USB disk. Click here to learn more.

Also, make sure to use a slow setting for writing this disk to DVD. This makes sure that the disk burning process makes the least amount of errors possible.

Try Installing or Recovering Windows 10 Again

Once you have your newly made Windows 10 Installation DVD or USB made using the Media Creation Tool, you are now ready to install Windows or use Windows recovery options to fix Windows. Best of Luck!

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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