I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 x64 on Windows 2008 R2 and keep getting the following error:

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)

I have applied all required patches and there are no other instances of SQL Server on the machine.

Any clues as to what the cause might be?


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The error is caused if there is offline and removed disks inside the cluster (that are no longer presented to the server nodes). Removing the disks and re-running the installer fixed the problem.

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