Windows 10: Unable to install windows 10 from usb drive

Discus and support Unable to install windows 10 from usb drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; This is a little more complicated than usual inability to install windows but I desperately need help. A month or two ago I built my own computer,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by KallumAdams, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Unable to install windows 10 from usb drive


    This is a little more complicated than usual inability to install windows but I desperately need help.


    A month or two ago I built my own computer, managed to install windows, everything was perfectly fine. Fairly recently, I started getting BSOD crashes with errors such as Memory management only while playing or loading a particular game: Overwatch. My initial suspicion was a graphics driver failure, so I did a clean install, however the problem consisted. Only this time it occured on boot.


    Since this was a new pc, I had no important data, so I decided just to start from scratch and reinstall windows. I got into windows installer, it started installing (At this point I had removed the storage partitions) and then at around 50% I recieved a BSOD about system cache. I tried again, and recieved rn error stating that I was unable to install windows. I remade the boot media, and once again it didn't work.


    So I now have no operating system so cannot boot in safe mode, and I am unable to install windows. I have configured the UEFI correctly and I'm at a loss. I'm tempted to take the PC into a shop to see what they can do but I wanted to ask for advice first.


    Please help, this PC cost all of my savings (I'm a young student) and it was my most prized possession. Thank you in advance to any replies.


    (PS written on mobile and I'm shaking so sorry for typos or bad format)

    :)
     
    KallumAdams, Jun 11, 2019
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  2. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Jun 11, 2019
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  3. thraxed Win User
    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Jun 11, 2019
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  4. Unable to install windows 10 from usb drive

    Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Jun 11, 2019
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