Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.

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  1. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.


    I've made three attempts to install Windows 10 on my desktop PC with no success. First with the WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-US.iso and then with my MSDN en_windows_technical_preview_for_enterprise_x64_dvd_5554079.iso. I'm using a 16 GB USB thumb drive. I tried making it with Rufus first and then with the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool. Within seconds of booting from it all I get a black screen with a flashing cursor. The same thumb drive formatted with the USB DVD Download tool boots fine on my ASUS Laptop. I was able to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode with no issues on my laptop. The laptop has UEFI the desktop doesn't. My laptop is fine with an NTFS formatted thumb drive for UEFI installs. Most PC's won't let you do that but my laptop will. Next step is to burn a DVD and try it the old fashioned way I guess. Anybody else with similar issues?
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       #2

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Have you tried Option Two.(Manually).


    You could try the TechNet Evaluation Center ISO.
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    The first one I tried was the TechNet Evaluation Center ISO, WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-US.iso. After that I tried my MSDN ISO, en_windows_technical_preview_for_enterprise_x64_dvd_5554079.iso. I haven't tried doing it with diskpart this time around. I've done it that way before on this PC and it worked. Thumb drives made with Rufus and the Windows 7 DVD download tool work on this PC with Windows 7 and 8, just not 10. This PC doesn't have a UEFI BIOS so the thumb drive doesn't have to be UEFI compatible, or shouldn't have to be anyway. The last one I made with the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool worked just fine on my laptop and gave me the UEFI install option and installed Windows 10. It just won't boot on my desktop PC. I have another desktop with very similar hardware I may test it on. ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 versus M4N68T-M V2.
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    I just tried my thumb drive on my other desktop PC and it did the same thing, black screen with a flashing cursor. These two PC's have almost identical hardware. This same thumb drive works on my laptop. I've made bootable thumb drives the same way before with Windows 7 and 8 and had no issues using them to install Windows on these two desktops. It looks like Windows 10 does not like my hardware.

    MotherBoard - Asus M4N68T-M V2 ATX Motherboard
    Chipset - NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025
    Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Ram - 8GB 4GB X 2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory
    Hard Drive - Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    Video - NVIDIA Geforce GT 640 2 gig PCIe
    Monitor - 22" 16:9 1920 x 1080p LG E2242T-BN Flat Panel Main and 2 19" I-INC AG191D TFT Flat Panel
    Sound - VIA VT1708S Audio 8 channels Onboard
    Speakers - Logiteck R20 2 speakers plus sub woofer
    Optical Drive - HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2
    NIC - RTL8211CL-VB 10/100/1000 Mbps Onboard
    USB - 10 USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 4 at back panel)
    Keyboard - Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350
    Mouse - Logitech Wireless Trackball M570
    Case - Power Up Black ATX Mid Tower TC3J-4030 P
    Power Supply - Retail Plus 465 Watt ATX
    OS - Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit

    MotherBoard - Asus M2N68-AM SE2 ATX Motherboard
    Chipset - NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025
    Processor - AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz
    Ram - 4GB 2GB X 2 Ultra PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory
    Hard Drive - 1 TB WesternDigital SATA-300 Drive
    Video - NVIDIA Geforce GT 610 1024 Meg PCIe
    Monitor - TV
    Sound - ALC662 High Definition Audio 6-channel Onboard
    Speakers - Logitech X-140 2.0
    Optical Drive - LG Multi DVD
    NIC - RTL8211CL Phy Gigabit LAN Onboard
    USB - 10 USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 4 at back panel)
    Keyboard -
    Mouse - Logitech T650 Wireless track pad
    Case - APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX
    Power Supply - Extreme ATX 450 Watt Model No. RSY-645
    OS - Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit
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  5. Posts : 35
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    Windows 8.1 had problems with NVIDIA Geforce cards.
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  6. badrobot's Avatar
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    This may sound funny, but did you try switching USB ports (front and back)?

    This is the Rufus settings that worked for me. I did not actually changed anything there. I am thinking maybe changed something:

    Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.-rufus.jpg
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  7. Indianatone's Avatar
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    Just a thought, do you have an old PS2 mouse and keyboard lying around? May be the wireless mouse and keyboard is breaking the install. Unplug your printer and any other extras and try with a wired basic mouse and keyboard.
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  8. Indianatone's Avatar
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    I used to have a wireless keyboard and mouse set up and I remember having all kinds of issues whilst installing Windows 7 64 bit so I gave it to my cousin who is more into music production than OS messing.
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    theog said:
    Windows 8.1 had problems with NVIDIA Geforce cards.
    I didn't have those issues with 8.1, not that I know of anyway. 8.0 maybe though. I had issues with Apps that I think were driver related.
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  10. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    badrobot said:
    This may sound funny, but did you try switching USB ports (front and back)?

    This is the Rufus settings that worked for me. I did not actually changed anything there. I am thinking maybe changed something:

    Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.-rufus.jpg
    I don't think its a Rufus issue. Thumb drives made with the Windows 7 DVD Download tool don't work either, on my desktop PC's. The same thumb drive does work (is bootable) on my laptop. I installed Windows 10 with it on my laptop.

    EDIT: I tried one of the rear USB ports on the second desktop PC.
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