1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       22 Oct 2016 #1

    Win10 ISO install hangs at first reboot


    Wiped and repartitioned the drive and formated ntfs, made a bootable usb stick with ISO, it seems to install, but when the machine gets to the first reboot, it hangs with the cursor flashing in the upper left corner. This happens whether the usb stick is left in the machine or not. The drive shows what appears to be the usual full compliment of directories and file common to any windows install. I'm concerned that the partition may not be bootable, but would think part of the windows install would include making itself bootable. Using Hirem on a stick to look at the machine, which boots under minixp, and partitioned with Magic Partition, the lite version. Anyone have any thoughts?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       22 Oct 2016 #2

    remove all the partions from the drive and when installing just select the drive to install to, windows will build and setup all the partions for you.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       22 Oct 2016 #3

    Before I got to look at your response, I did just exactly that. I cleared and then repartitioned the drive, and let the install happen, without choosing the "format" option on the drive selection screen, and viola, good to go. Perhaps formatting with Partition Magic was my issue all along, but this problem is solved and I thank you !
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       22 Oct 2016 #4

    yeah some of the boot partitions are not NTFS.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       22 Oct 2016 #5

    zigzag03,

    Here is a Tutorial you may keep for future reference.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    I presume you deleted the partitions and installed on Drive 0 Unallocated space.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture Unallocated Partition.PNG  
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       22 Oct 2016 #6

    zigzag03 said: View Post
    Wiped and repartitioned the drive and formated ntfs, made a bootable usb stick with ISO, it seems to install, but when the machine gets to the first reboot, it hangs with the cursor flashing in the upper left corner. This happens whether the usb stick is left in the machine or not. The drive shows what appears to be the usual full compliment of directories and file common to any windows install. I'm concerned that the partition may not be bootable, but would think part of the windows install would include making itself bootable. Using Hirem on a stick to look at the machine, which boots under minixp, and partitioned with Magic Partition, the lite version. Anyone have any thoughts?
    When I'm doing a fresh install, I never partition using any partition manager. I use Minitool Partition Wizard 7.xx to either create new partitions or to resize an existing partition, that's what these partition managers are good for, and they are very good for that purpose.

    For a fresh install, I always press the "new" option in Setup (like in the image u/cottonball posted), and the system creates what partitions it needs for a proper install. After that, you can use Hiren's embedded Partition Wizard app to change the size if need be, or just use the app from within Windows 10.

    I suppose Cotton's scenario is applicable if you have a failed install and you want to start over again, but even there, you don't need to delete that remaining partition, it will get wiped if you go to "new" and just create a new partition. Glad it got sorted.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       23 Oct 2016 #7

    Thank you both. I don't do this often enough to be proficient at it, and am sure glad for forums like this and Anands when things get sticky.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Oct 2016 #8

    You are welcome!

    The main goal is to get your machine up and running.

    Have a great week!!
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