Windows 10: Windows 10 Installation "fails" from USB

Discus and support Windows 10 Installation "fails" from USB in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So I'm at my wits end with this. I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an old tower of mine that sat kinda dormant for a year. It's not too old,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/jozlynPlaysEve, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Installation "fails" from USB


    So I'm at my wits end with this.

    I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an old tower of mine that sat kinda dormant for a year. It's not too old, but I'm completely baffled as to why it just refuses Windows 10.

    Okay so, I've tried 4 different USB sticks: 2x 32GB sticks and 2x 16GB sticks, all have been repeatedly formatted to both FAT32 and NTFS (I lost count how many times I've tried installing Windows 10 on this PC). Media Creation Tool reports 0 errors and says it creates the media just fine every single time. But none of the drives will ever boot into UEFI mode, only Legacy.

    When running setup on Legacy boot, the USB will run normally, allowing me to select the drive I want and then moving to the traditional installation steps. However, it instantly finishes the first step; "Copying files..." and works normally through the 2nd step. However, it instantly finishes both the "Installing Features" and "Installing Updates" steps, which I know is wrong and those steps usually take the longest. It will then clear the final step and begin the restart countdown.

    Upon restarting, it will attempt to boot into the newly imaged drive (more on that later) by flashing the Windows 10 logo for about a second, black screen, then rebooting/POSTing. After doing this about 3 times, I'll get the BSOD with error code 0xc0000001.

    I have done this countless times with various BIOS settings, various USB sticks, various HDDs/SSDs/an M.2, and I get the same exact result.

    So either the latest Win10 ISO is broken, or I need to replace a component on the PC in question.

    Here's the rundown on the specs:
    MB: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI
    CPU: Ryzen 5 (not familiar with exact model/speed, just know its a Ryzen 5 from a couple years ago, AM4 socket type)
    RAM: Corsair Vengance 2x 8GB DDR4
    GPU: AMD XFX RX 570
    PSU: EVGA 1000w Gold
    Current Storage: WD Black 500GB M.2 NVMe
    Other attempted HDDs/SSDs: 2x WD 1TB HDDs (both 7200RPM, 3.5in) & 1x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD 2.5in

    BIOS Settings I have changed:
    -Cleared Secure Boot Keys, disabled Secure Boot
    -Have tried both Legacy and UEFI boot options (all of them I could configure) and only Legacy works on the USBs (but as stated before, actuall installation always "fails")
    -SATA Configuration is set to AHCI (but that doesn't matter now because only the M.2 SSD is slotted into the PC)

    Other information:
    RAM passes memory checks and each DIMM slot status is displayed by the BIOS, with correct memory size (total of 16GB DDR4).
    When looking at PCIe slots in BIOS, it will only show up as "AMD GPU" in the x16 slot (probably due to no drivers being installed on the system but I could be wrong). When looking further at that specific slot, it has "Select Valid GPU" greyed out.
    I have tried every USB stick at least 3 times, formatting them in FAT32 and then NTFS; same result occurs. Not a single USB stick has been able to UEFI boot. Only Legacy.
    I have tried both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 slots. My MB has eight 3.0 slots and four 2.0 slots. All of the USB sticks are USB 3.0.

    I just want to know if I need to replace something and what. Is the mobo just going bad? If anyone has any information or a solid answer, that'd be much appreciated. I planned on using this PC for cloud computing and running Streamlabs OBS.

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    /u/jozlynPlaysEve, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. 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, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. jds21 Win User

    Windows 10 Installation "fails" from USB

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I just did step one and they have just all installed.... thank you so much.... it was quite frustrating having that update window pop up every 5 minutes and failing to instal every time

    Thanks mate
     
    jds21, Nov 21, 2020
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