Windows 10: Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem

Discus and support Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; This one is driving me bonkers. With a USB drive, Win 20 blue screens with a Critical error 0xc000021a as it's loading the files from the USB and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Bytebait, May 4, 2021 at 6:17 AM.

  1. Bytebait Win User

    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem


    This one is driving me bonkers. With a USB drive, Win 20 blue screens with a Critical error 0xc000021a as it's loading the files from the USB and before it displays the Windows logo. Ubuntu and ClearLinux installed without a hitch. I have tried the following Changed Memory (with other new sticks)Changed M2 drives and tried a new SATA drive on its ownTried three different Win 10 ISO builds on two different USB drivesTried a Win 8 ISO build to see if that would workUsed Rufus with with legacy and secure boot options Tried the Microsoft Media Creation Tool for good measure BIOS shows everything working fine, but updated BIOS just in case. Removed CMOS battery for factory default, because I'm running out of options Installed a mounted/bootable drive in Linux to boot to... same crash issue Lit candles and made a pentagram with salt in middle of my office and cried. That only made a mess. New machine. Nothing that shouldn't be on the HCL AMD Ryzen 3960 (mounted fine, mobo and linux OS see all of it) 32GB ram Gigbyte TRX40 Aorus Master Mobo NVidia Quadro video card M2 and SATA drive

    :)
     
  2. Bytebait Win User

    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem

    This one is driving me bonkers.

    With a USB drive, Win 20 blue screens with a Critical error 0xc000021a as it's loading the files from the USB and before it displays the Windows logo.

    Ubuntu and ClearLinux installed without a hitch.

    I have tried the following
    • Changed Memory (with other new sticks)
    • Changed M2 drives and tried a new SATA drive on its own
    • Tried three different Win 10 ISO builds on two different USB drives
    • Tried a Win 8 ISO build to see if that would work
    • Used Rufus with with legacy and secure boot options
    • Tried the Microsoft Media Creation Tool for good measure
    • BIOS shows everything working fine, but updated BIOS just in case.
    • Removed CMOS battery for factory default, because I'm running out of options
    • Installed a mounted/bootable drive in Linux to boot to... same crash issue
    • Lit candles and made a pentagram with salt in middle of my office and cried. That only made a mess.

    New machine. Nothing that shouldn't be on the HCL

    AMD Ryzen 3960 (mounted fine, mobo and linux OS see all of it)
    32GB ram
    Gigbyte TRX40 Aorus Master Mobo
    NVidia Quadro video card
    M2 and SATA drive
     
  3. Bytebait Win User
    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem

    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem [​IMG]


    I have added the Batch file again but removed the cls lines so you can see how it takes the E: and prints it out after quitting disk part as E:\ . But right after that Tries to use D:\ anyhow.

    I also removed the drive letters of the A-E on both partitions so it wouldn't grab something already in use.
    Thumb Drive looks like it's being built. Your script is working =)
    - - - Updated - - -
     
  4. Megahertz Win User

    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem

    Win 10 USB install Fails, Linux has no problem

    To make a win 10 USB drive boot able

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    diskpart
    list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the USB drive number)
    select disk n (replace n by the USB drive number obtained with list disk)
    clean
    convert mbr
    create part primary
    select part 1
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign
    active
    exit (to exit diskpart)

    Mount the Win10 installation iso file and copy all files and folders to root of the USB drive

    Installation
    Reset BIOS or load defaults.
    Set Disk mode to AHCI, not RAID
    Disable fast boot and secure boot (you can turn it on after installation)

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT
    To install as Legacy-MBR you must boot the installation drive as Legacy
    To install as UEFI-GPT you must boot the installation drive as UEFI.

    As you have a new MB, you should install as UEFI-GPT (if you have already installed Linux on the drive you must install the same type (Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT).

    Detach any other drives (SATA or Power cable) from the MB.
    On BIOS, disable fast boot and secure boot (you can enable after installation)

    During POST, press F12 to launch the boot menu. You will see two options for the USB drive. USB UEFI (Name) and USB (Name). Select USB UEFI (Name).
    Go to install and select the unallocated space on the SSD and then proceed.
    If you don't want to use MS account, don't enable updates or connect to the internet during installation.
     
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