Windows 10 Media Creation Tool not working! Error code 0x80042405 - 0xA001A

Evowstf

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Recently, my Windows 10 PC failed to start. Various sources suggested I use installation media to attempt to fix it, so I went on my also Windows 10 laptop with a 32gb USB drive to fix it. I used the Media Creation tool found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
However, I get to about 40% into creating the installation media, and then got the error message shown here: https://i.imgur.com/L02Fo0b.png
As far as I know, this is the only way I can fix my PC, so I really need it to work. If additional info is needed, I'll respond as fast as possible. Please help!


EDIT: It just randomly worked! Thanks for trying to help, USAFRet!

Yes, I have tried running the program from the USB. It didn't work.
 

Evowstf

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Isn't the minimum size to make installation media 8GB? Also, last time I had a similar problem, I used a 32GB drive and it worked fine. (I'm not using the same one because the data somehow got corrupted since the last time I used it.)
 

USAFRet

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Oh...I thought you meant your laptop had a 32GB 'hard drive' in it.
One of mine does.

Yes..an 8GB USB stick is fine.
 

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