How to Fix Installation Error 0x80300024 in Windows 11/10

The error code 0x80300024 is an installation error and typically occurs when you try to install the Windows operating system on your computer. In this post, we have covered all the reasons that may trigger this error and six workarounds that should help to get rid of this problem. When you encounter this issue, you may get an error message as well which resembles the following –

We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please Check youe media drive, Error 0x80300024

Reading the error message that it accompanies, hints towards a malfunctioning disk partition or the volume where you are trying to install Windows. As a workaround, you should try to address any corruption that lies on the hard disk and attempt again to install Windows 11/10.

Installation Error 0x80300024

What causes Error 0x80300024 while installing Windows 11?

Windows 11 may fail to install on error code 0x80300024 because of either of the following reasons –

  • Faulty Peripheral devices plugged into your PC
  • Using the problematic USB port
  • Incorrect Boot Sequence
  • Not having enough spaces on the root drive
  • Corrupted Hard Disk

Now that you know what possibly could have gone wrong during Windows 11/10 installation, let’s explore the ways that can fix this problem. 

Note: Before you apply any solution, check if your device meets the minimum system requirements to install a particular version of Windows on your PC.

Fix – Windows 11/10 Installation Error 0x80300024 

These are the methods that you can try to resolve Windows installation issues like Error 0x80300024 –

1] Remove Peripheral devices

If you use secondary devices like Printers, Audio bars, etc. on your computer, check if they are all correct. Any fault inside them may prevent you from installing a new operating system or even sometimes upgrading the OS.

As a thumb rule, you should unplug all your peripheral devices except the Keyboard and Mouse. After removing all secondary devices (including any extra hard drives), check if you can now install the new OS on your computer.

2] Use different USB Port

A faulty USB port on your PC may also make it difficult to read what’s inside the installation media. As a workaround, unplug the USB flash drive and plug this into some other port. Check if you can now perform the Windows 11 or 10 installation.

In case the installation won’t start even after ensuring these initial checkups, move on to the next set of solutions discussed below. 

3] Check the current Boot Sequence

The current Boot sequence on your computer matters a lot while installing a new operating system. Say, the SATA drive is selected as the first Boot order on your PC. If that’s the case, your device will read the SATA drive instead of reading the USB drive first. Here’s how can you change the boot sequence on your PC –

  • First of all, restart your PC.
  • While it is loading, press the Function keys (F1/F2/F6), or Del keys to boot inside your system BIOS. 
  • After entering BIOS, go to the Boot tab. Here, you will find the option to change your device’s current boot order/configuration.
  • Set the USB Flash drive/Removable devices as the “First Boot device“. 

Note: In case you are planning to install Windows OS using some CD, make “CD-ROM” the “First Boot device”.

  • The hard drive (HDD or SSD) should be set as the “Second Boot device“.
  • Press the F10 key to save the current configuration and come out of the BIOS.

Now that you have modified the current Boot order on your PC, re-plug the installation media, and restart your PC. While Windows is loading, press the bootable key (F10, F12, or Esc ) to land on the Boot Order page. Select the device containing the bootable media, and Windows installation will begin shortly afterward. 

Note: Make sure to format the drive on which you are going to install the new operating system. 

How to format SSD partition on Windows 10 PC

4] Clean up Storage Spaces

Not having enough storage space on the disk drive where you would like to install the new OS might also result in errors like 0x80300024. It’s quite common to install the operating system on the previous root drive.

As this drive was already in use, it must have some unnecessarily stored cache, old Windows installations, or other non-essential files. As a result, when you try installing the new operating system on this drive without formatting it, this may trigger errors like 0x80300024.

To resolve this issue, you may either go for a clean installation or wipe out the spaces that are unnecessarily stored by files that don’t matter. Disk Cleanup is a perfect tool that you can use to free up enough disk space to continue with the Windows installation. 

5] Run DiskPart

The installation error 0x80300024 may also occur if there are any issues with the existing drive partitions on your computer. In order to fix this issue then, you may take the help of an inbuilt utility program – “DiskPart”. Using this tool, one can easily resolve issues related to disk partitions. Here’s how you can use DiskPart in Windows –

How to Remove or Delete a Drive Partition on Windows 10

  • Press Win + R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type “CMD” in the text field, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys altogether.
  • When the Command Prompt opens up, execute the below codes one after another –


list disk

  • Make sure to press Enter separately to open DiskPart and view the available disks on your PC.
  • Identify the disk partition number that contains the operating system. By default, this should be the first drive i.e. C:\.
  • Type the below command next and press Enter again –

Select Disk 1

  • When you are inside the root drive, type “Clean“, and press the Enter key.

Clean drive using DiskPart

  • Performing so will permanently erase/destroy all data on the selected drive. 

Now that you have wiped out all data on the root drive, check if can now install Windows 11/10 without getting into error 0x80300024.

6] Inspect Hard Disk

In case none of the above solutions work to resolve the installation error 0x80300024, your hard disk must have been corrupted. You may check your hard drive using the CHKDSK command. Here’s how to perform this task –

  • Launch CMD as administrator.
  • When the UAC prompts, hit Yes
  • On the elevated console, type the following, and press Enter.

chkdsk C: /f /r /x

CHKDSK - Update Error 0x8024001D

Note: In the command above, the different letters mean the following –

C: – The drive that you want to inspect

/f: – permission to fix any issues when found

/x: – Check the disk to dismount the drive before beginning the task

/r: – Search Recovery for the bad sectors on the hard disk

  • Since you are trying to inspect the root drive and this must be already in use, the CHKDSK command will not run. Instead, this will ask your permission to begin this scan when you restart your PC.
  • Type “Y”, and press Enter to confirm the HDD Scan after the PC reboots. 
  • Restart your PC next and let the hard disk scanning begin.
  • When the above scan completes, you will get a report on whether you can still use your hard disk or not.

If your HDD has become corrupted, replace it with a new hard disk (SSD would be better), and clean install Windows 11/10.

Still, having issues while installing Windows 11/10? Well, you may try out this PC repair tool to find and fix issues automatically on your computer.

R Aryan

R Aryan

Ranvijay Aryan, a Windows expert has been writing for howtoedge since 2018. He has worked at different websites, including howtoconnect, ilovefreesoftware, WindowsOutline, and other tech sites. He has also produced several articles in the SEO niche on Kunnectus and WpressSeo.