Fresh Windows 10 install - BSOD

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Fresh Windows 10 install - BSOD


    I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a new SSD disk but keep on getting "Kernel Security Check Failure" as soon as i try to boot from the USB.

    It started with me wanting to move over an old internal HD to my computer that already had windows 7 installed on it. However mouse and keyboard didn't react at the windows login screen, so i wanted to install Windows 10 instead on this old HD. I got into the installation, but around 80% i got a BSOD, the Kernel Security Check failure, this was the first time it happened. After that, it kept on happening as soon as i tried to boot from my USB.

    I bought a new Kingston 120GB SSD and wanted to try to install it there instead, as i thought the old HD might just be old and dying. But same thing keeps on happening. I tried to install Windows 10 on my other computer, using the same SSD, stick and ISO image, which worked fine. But when moving it back to my computer, the BSOD keeps on coming.

    I have tried to reset BIOS, tested another RAM slot. No luck. I tried to run Ubuntu on the same computer, which worked just fine.

    Any ideas why this might be happening?

    Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 392

    Start by removing ALL attached hardware. Only leave:
    - case
    - PSU
    - motherboard
    - CPU and fan/cooler
    - 1 or 2 RAM sticks (depending on your motherboard's requirements)
    - video card (if mobo doesn't have built in video
    - SSD
    - mouse
    - keyboard
    - monitor

    Then attempt to boot from USB.
    If it succeeds, then one of the removed components is at fault
    If it still BSOD's, then it's one of the remaining components.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your reply,

    What you mentioned in regards to attached hardware, that's all I've got attached at the moment (1 ram stick only). Tried without the graphics card as well for good measure.

    I didn't think that I would be able to run Ubuntu if there's some problematic hardware, but perhaps that is the case.
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  4. Posts : 392

    Ubuntu doesn't use the same drivers as Windows
    And, as such, it may not ask hardware to do the same things that Windows does.

    The point here is that your installation media and your SSD worked just fine on another system - so they're not to blame.
    What else is left?

    Perhaps you can contact Microsoft Support. As I recall, they offer free support with installation problems.
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