1.    05 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    windows 10

    Setup could not install boot critical drivers


    On clean install of windows 10 immidiately after Setup begins getmessage--Windows Setup could nt install one or more boot critical drivers. To install WINDOWS, make sure that the drivers are valid and restart installation.-- How do I proceed? How doItell which drivers have failed to install and how do Idetermine if they are valid?
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  2.    05 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,114
    Windows 10 Pro

    Are you booting the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or a DVD?

    If it is a USB flash drive this is what I would try (I use an 8GB flash drive):

    Make a bootable USB flash of Kyhi's recovery drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Download a fresh Windows 10 ISO file and save the ISO file itself (just copy the ISO file) to the same flash drive. If your network is available when booted from Kyhi's recovery drive, you can even just use that to download the Windows 10 ISO file:
    Windows 10 ISO

    Boot the computer into Kyhi's recovery drive, use File Explorer to mount the Windows 10 ISO file. Run setup.exe when the virtual DVD drive letter appears from mounting the ISO file.

    If you can only boot from DVD you can do basically the same thing. Make 1 DVD of Kyhi's recovery drive. Make a second DVD with either the Windows 10 ISO file itself saved on it or burned as an image contained in the ISO file. Boot the computer from Kyhi's recovery DVD. When that is up and running you can swap out the DVD for one with Windows 10 on it. Either mount the ISO file on the second DVD or run setup.exe on the second DVD.

    I like to do it this way because Kyhi's recovery drive has a lot of tools on it you can use to backup and restore your computer with and in order to keep the Windows 10 installation portion of it updated, if you are using a USB flash drive, all you have to do is replace the Windows 10 ISO file - one file to copy over instead of having to burn a whole new image.
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  3.    06 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,462
    Win10 1607

    Quote Originally Posted by cubarey1 View Post
    On clean install of windows 10 immidiately after Setup begins getmessage--Windows Setup could nt install one or more boot critical drivers. To install WINDOWS, make sure that the drivers are valid and restart installation.-- How do I proceed? How doItell which drivers have failed to install and how do Idetermine if they are valid?
    Did you used NLITE ?, it's the only time i've seen this .... I used a nlite'd win10 for ICHR10 on a Win10 X99 system, it sounds like you don't have the Correct SSD/HDD Controller Drivers (Sata/Raid) on the Disk so setup can't find anywhere to install too or Boot from. (UEFI Bios's use the Windows Boot Manager)


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