Having an issue with fresh installing Win10 from USB (refuses to work)

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Having an issue with fresh installing Win10 from USB (refuses to work)


    Hey there, I'm attempting to do a clean install of Windows 10 Home on an HP 64 laptop from a USB, I've used this same USB for a clean install on two other computers (within the last 3 days) without any issue. I've attempted all the ways to prompt the install that I know how (bios, HPs default reset function, and the default windows function), none of which has worked.

    When the "boot from USB" option is selected, the screen goes black then displays the HP logo as on startup (once it showed the dots in a circle loading icon) and then nothing happens, it just stays stuck on that until I manually turn the laptop off. I let it run on that screen for 5+ hours yesterday, there was literally no change at all, I turned it off before I went to bed and when I woke up and turned it back on it started making repairs of some kind to drive windows is installed on.



    Yes I know manually turning it off while it's trying to boot like that is a terrible idea, I'm currently doing the standard windows factory reset on it and once that is done I hope I'll have some help from here, then I guess I'll try it again.



    Here is the link to the HP page



    Product number: 2DN12PA

    Product name: HP Notebook - 17-ak003ax

    Microprocessor: AMD Dual-Core A9-9420 APU (3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.6 GHz burst frequency, 1 MB cache)

    Memory, standard: 8 GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)

    Video graphics: AMD Radeon™ 530 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
    Discrete

    Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
    128 GB M.2 SSD

    Wireless connectivity: Intel® 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo

    Network interface: Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
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  2. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #2

    How did you create the USB you are using to install from? Looks like your HP laptop has UEFI support so the USB flash drive has to be setup for that.
    Is the hard drive MBR or GPT? Use diskpart to check this:

    Code:
    >diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.1
    
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: DESKTOP
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
      Disk 1    Online         1863 GB  2048 KB        *
      Disk 2    Online         1863 GB    16 MB
      Disk 3    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 4    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 5    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 6    Online           14 GB  1024 KB
    The best way to create a flash drive that will work in all cases is to use the Media Creation Tool and let it make the flash drive for you.

    Create Windows 10 installation media

    Boot that and you should be okay.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Sorry I should have stated that, I used the Media Creation Tool to create the USB, I'm currently in the process of the default windows 10 factory reset , so I'll have to check the hard drive when that resolves itself as I don't think interrupting it is a good idea considering the issues.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'm attempting again, formatted and re installed windows on the USB with Media Creation Tool, if it doesn't work this time I'll try Rufus (though from what I understand that shouldn't have an effect on it). The Hard drives are both GPT.

    - - - Updated - - -

    So I used the default factory reset, after that finished I disabled SECURE BOOT in the BIOS, and then booted from the USB (Media Creation Tool was used again to see if SECURE BOOT was the issue). It's been stuck displaying the HP logo for I think almost 2 hours now. Should I wait or try something else, if it makes any difference the hard drives are GPT.

    Thanks.

    edit: I'm not sure if this is important, but after the factory reset while doing the windows setup OOBE failed at several steps (the first two I believe)
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  4. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    Disconnect everything except the drive you are installing to, a mouse, keyboard and display. No other external devices, no other internal or external hard drives.
    Uninstall any anti-virus other than Windows Defender.
    Filll out your System Specs in My Computer below:

    How to fill out System Specs for tenforums.

    See here: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

    Fill out as much as you can, especially the Manufacture and full model number of the computer if purchased or the system board if custom built, GPU, PSU, RAM and as much other info as you can provide.

    When you do the Clean Install, are you deleting all partitions on the drive so it's an empty, unallocated drive?
    Follow this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 4,098
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #5

    Windows can be installed as 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.

    Is the current installation Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT?
    Open Disk Manager. On top menu - View - Top - List disk
    Having an issue with fresh installing Win10 from USB (refuses to work)-dm3.jpg

    Are you booting the installation drive as UEFI or Legacy?
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Megahertz said:
    Is the current installation Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT?

    Are you booting the installation drive as UEFI or Legacy?
    The installation is UEFI-GPT, I have attempted both UEFI and Legacy boot both have had the same result (HP logo for hours)

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    Ztruker said:
    Disconnect everything except the drive you are installing to, a mouse, keyboard and display. No other external devices, no other internal or external hard drives.
    Uninstall any anti-virus other than Windows Defender.
    10
    It's a HP laptop (all the details of which have already been posted above), the only things connected to it are the power cable, and the USB I'm trying to boot from. I has been factory reset by the default windows option so there is no software that isn't default.
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  7. Posts : 4,098
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #7

    What OS you have now on the laptop?
    Did you set secure boot to disable on BIOS?
    Did you boot the installation drive as UEFI?
    What win 10 installation version you have on the USB drive? How did you built the USB drive? Did you use Rufus?

    You may have a disk failure.
    Run a disk check (chkdsk c: /scan)
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  8. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Megahertz said:
    What OS you have now on the laptop?
    Did you set secure boot to disable on BIOS?
    What win 10 installation version you have on the USB drive? How did you built the USB drive? Did you use Rufus?

    You may have a disk failure.
    Run a disk check (chkdsk c: /scan)
    I have disabled SECURE boot then UEFI boot, and also disabled SECURE and enabled LEGACY and booted legacy. Neither worked. The Laptop is Windows 10 Home, I am attempting a Windows 10 Home installation. Microsoft Media Creation Tool was used for the prior attempts. I'm currently making the USB with Rufus to see if there is a difference.

    Disk check reports no failures.
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  9. Posts : 4,098
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #9

    The USB drive must be created properly. Use option 1 or 4 on the tutorial.
    Don't use Rufus. It may create a big partition mess.
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  10. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Megahertz said:
    The USB drive must be created properly. Use option 1 or 4 on the tutorial.
    Don't use Rufus. It may create a big partition mess.
    That's what I was using before, it didn't work on this PC. As stated I did use it on two prior machines.
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