Dell Inspiron 1567 Laptop Wont Install Windows

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  1. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1909
       #1

    Dell Inspiron 1567 Laptop Wont Install Windows


    Hello,

    I Have a Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567, when ever i create a UEFI bootable USB recover whether it be With RUFUS, Windows Media Creation Tool or even with the Dell OS Recovery Tool Program it will only boot the USB (i can see the activity light on the Flash drive flashing rapidly) then Show the Dell Logo and then before the Spinning Circle of Dots loads or the windows setup it restarts and just keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

    i Don't know if the UEFI is corrupt i have reset the BIOS and factory Reset the bios with the button keys that dell support website show still no luck i cant install windows 10 at all which is what the device originally came with but i bought it second hand for like 100$ but would like to get it working

    The weird thing is i can Install Steam OS Beta or Ubuntu no problem with UEFI , just not windows, when i try to boot it with legacy support enabled and make the drive with Legacy (MBR) in RUFUS it loads to a blue screen and gives me a ACPI error
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,602
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1110
       #2

    MCT should create a flash drive that is UEFI bootable, forget MBR. Turn off Legacy (CSM) mode and enable Secure Boot.
    Convert the drive to GPT.

    Boot the flash drive and it should install Windows 10 just fine.

    Follow this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ztruker said:
    MCT should create a flash drive that is UEFI bootable, forget MBR. Turn off Legacy (CSM) mode and enable Secure Boot.
    Convert the drive to GPT.

    Boot the flash drive and it should install Windows 10 just fine.

    Follow this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 10
    Hi,

    i have done both UEFI and Legacy both don't allow me to even get to the screen where you select the install language they Reboot right at the spinning circles part under the Dell/Windows Logo

    would there be a way to convert the drive to GPT first (and are you referring to the USB or the SSD in the PC)

    This is what my RUFUS looks like for my USB when i Make it
    Dell Inspiron 1567 Laptop Wont Install Windows-rufus.png
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,602
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1110
       #4

    Referring to the SSD. See here: How to Check if a Disk Uses GPT or MBR, and Convert Between the Two

    You can use diskpart to convert mbr to gpt and you can do this from the booted flash drive if you can get it to boot.
    At the first window, press Shift+F10. That opens a Command Prompt window where you can use the diskpart commands shown in the above link.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,602
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1110
       #5

    Here is a manual (non-Rufus) procedure originally posted by @NavyLCDR that I recorded and saved (with slight modifications). I've used it many times now and it works under all boot conditions, UEFI/GPT/MBR or CSM/MBR.

    1. Use the Media Creation Tool to download and save the Windows 10 ISO file you need to your hard drive.
    2. Insert the USB flash drive.
    3. Open a Administrator Command Prompt. It will say Administrator Command Prompt in the Title bar. Enter the following commands:
    4. diskpart
    5. list disk
    6. select disk # <- replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
    7. clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure you selected the USB flash drive!
    7a. If the flash drive shows as GPT then you need to convert it to MBR: convert mbr
    8. create part pri
    8a. sel part 1
    9. format fs=fat32 quick
    9a. assign
    10. active
    11. exit
    12. exit - and if the first Command Prompt was not an Administrator Command Prompt, exit that one too.
    13. Mount the ISO you downloaded by right clicking on it and selecting Mount.
    14. Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.
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  6. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ztruker said:
    Referring to the SSD. See here: How to Check if a Disk Uses GPT or MBR, and Convert Between the Two

    You can use diskpart to convert mbr to gpt and you can do this from the booted flash drive if you can get it to boot.
    At the first window, press Shift+F10. That opens a Command Prompt window where you can use the diskpart commands shown in the above link.
    Ill plug the SSD into my main PC VIA USB and try to make it GPT if it isn't already, i have done the suggested method to make the USB bootable in your second reply no luck in the past unfortunately

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    Ztruker said:
    Here is a manual (non-Rufus) procedure originally posted by @NavyLCDR that I recorded and saved (with slight modifications). I've used it many times now and it works under all boot conditions, UEFI/GPT/MBR or CSM/MBR.

    1. Use the Media Creation Tool to download and save the Windows 10 ISO file you need to your hard drive.
    2. Insert the USB flash drive.
    3. Open a Administrator Command Prompt. It will say Administrator Command Prompt in the Title bar. Enter the following commands:
    4. diskpart
    5. list disk
    6. select disk # <- replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
    7. clean <- this will erase the disk selected above, make sure you selected the USB flash drive!
    7a. If the flash drive shows as GPT then you need to convert it to MBR: convert mbr
    8. create part pri
    8a. sel part 1
    9. format fs=fat32 quick
    9a. assign
    10. active
    11. exit
    12. exit - and if the first Command Prompt was not an Administrator Command Prompt, exit that one too.
    13. Mount the ISO you downloaded by right clicking on it and selecting Mount.
    14. Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.
    so it was already a GPT so i changed to MBR then Back to GPT after deleting the Volume and reformatted i still got the same issue sees the Flash drive in boot menu, i hit enter to load it the USB flashes for about 10-15 seconds then PC reboots, if i do the same settings and everything with a LINUX distro i get no issue, its very weird
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #7

    LurkingCrayon said:
    Ill plug the SSD into my main PC VIA USB and try to make it GPT if it isn't already, i have done the suggested method to make the USB bootable in your second reply no luck in the past unfortunately

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    so it was already a GPT so i changed to MBR then Back to GPT after deleting the Volume and reformatted i still got the same issue sees the Flash drive in boot menu, i hit enter to load it the USB flashes for about 10-15 seconds then PC reboots, if i do the same settings and everything with a LINUX distro i get no issue, its very weird
    Hi there
    @LurkingCrayon
    for Windows You've missed a couple of steps --you need to create a small separate efi partition formatted fat32.

    let's start again by re-doing the HDD/SSD.

    assuming you've got some windows running in command mode (e.g via recovery USB etc) do the following

    1) diskpart
    2) list disk
    3) select disk <nr> where <nr> is the disk nr of the one you want to install Windows on (the internal HDD/SSD)
    4) clean
    4) convert gpt
    6) create partition efi size=100 <===================
    7) format fs=fat32 quick <====================

    8) create partition primary
    9) format fs-ntfs quick
    10) assign
    11) exit


    Now it should work --- the problem with previous advice in the posts is that you weren't told to create a separate efi partition which is probably why it won't boot.

    Linux will boot on almost anything so long as it can read the MBR / Boot rec of the HDD and has a valid /boot file.

    steps in red need to be done for Windows. !!!!!!! The efi partition also can't be NTFS - FAT32 is OK. Rest of HDD can be NTFS of course.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #8

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    @LurkingCrayon
    for Windows You've missed a couple of steps --you need to create a small separate efi partition formatted fat32.

    let's start again by re-doing the HDD/SSD.

    assuming you've got some windows running in command mode (e.g via recovery USB etc) do the following

    1) diskpart
    2) list disk
    3) select disk <nr> where <nr> is the disk nr of the one you want to install Windows on (the internal HDD/SSD)
    4) clean
    4) convert gpt
    6) create partition efi size=100 <===================
    7) format fs=fat32 quick <====================

    8) create partition primary
    9) format fs-ntfs quick
    10) assign
    11) exit


    Now it should work --- the problem with previous advice in the posts is that you weren't told to create a separate efi partition which is probably why it won't boot.

    Linux will boot on almost anything so long as it can read the MBR / Boot rec of the HDD and has a valid /boot file.

    steps in red need to be done for Windows. !!!!!!! The efi partition also can't be NTFS - FAT32 is OK. Rest of HDD can be NTFS of course.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Ok i will try this when i get home thank you very much, would i be able to do it from another PC if i hook the HDD up to my Main PC with a USB to SATA controller??
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,784
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Prior preparation of the SSD to install Windows 10 to will not solve your issue. In addition, when installing to a blank SSD, no preparation is required. It can be MBR or it can be GPT. As long as the entire SSD is unallocated, with no partitions defined on it, you select the unallocated space after the custom install option in Windows 10 setup and click on next to continue the install. But you are nowhere near that point because you can't get the USB flash drive to boot.

    In cases of stubborn computers that just will not boot the Windows 10 setup flash drive to the first setup screen, I've booted the computer from a separate Windows PE drive, such as Kyhi's recovery tools or the Macrium Reflect Rescue Drive. Once that is loaded, mount the Windows 10 installation ISO file (or insert the separate Windows 10 install flash drive) and run setup from it.
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  10. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1909
    Thread Starter
       #10

    NavyLCDR said:
    Prior preparation of the SSD to install Windows 10 to will not solve your issue. In addition, when installing to a blank SSD, no preparation is required. It can be MBR or it can be GPT. As long as the entire SSD is unallocated, with no partitions defined on it, you select the unallocated space after the custom install option in Windows 10 setup and click on next to continue the install. But you are nowhere near that point because you can't get the USB flash drive to boot.

    In cases of stubborn computers that just will not boot the Windows 10 setup flash drive to the first setup screen, I've booted the computer from a separate Windows PE drive, such as Kyhi's recovery tools or the Macrium Reflect Rescue Drive. Once that is loaded, mount the Windows 10 installation ISO file (or insert the separate Windows 10 install flash drive) and run setup from it.
    I’m not able to boot any winPE disks I have tried that aswell. I will try the Macrium one to see if that works. It just seems so weird I can’t get windows setup to even boot no matter the flash drive or method of creating the drive
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