Windows 10: Problems installing Windows 10 to built PC using flash drive Solved

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  1.    11 Dec 2016 #11

    Another OS being detected will get you the Upgrade option as you posted. You can still just select the Custom option below it. Then use the disk tools to delete any and all partitions. You can then partition the drive yourself, if you want. Or just install into the unallocated space. Windows will create all the partitions it needs for the type of install being done, legacy of UEFI.
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  2.    11 Dec 2016 #12

    Unplugging the hard drive before boot up, means it was not detected by the BIOS during the POST. Plugging it back in latter on, it was likely still not detected and thus won't show up in Setup.
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  3.    11 Dec 2016 #13

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Unplugging the hard drive before boot up, means it was not detected by the BIOS during the POST. Plugging it back in latter on, it was likely still not detected and thus won't show up in Setup.
    I'm not sure what to do now seeing as I'm not able to run the Windows Setup and my HDD at the same time.
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  4.    11 Dec 2016 #14

    If your motherboard has more than one (type of) SATA controller (chips) on it, switch the hard drive to the other controller. Switch SATA ports. Some motherboards have standard SATA and a RAID controller. If your plugged into the RAID controller (even in non RAID mode) it could be what's hanging things up.
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  5.    11 Dec 2016 #15

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If your motherboard has more than one (type of) SATA controller (chips) on it, switch the hard drive to the other controller. Switch SATA ports. Some motherboards have standard SATA and a RAID controller. If your plugged into the RAID controller (even in non RAID mode) it could be what's hanging things up.
    According to my Motherboard's website I have "4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug". Connecting hard drive into any of the 4 sata ports before start up causes the Windows Installer to timeout at the loading screen.
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  6.    11 Dec 2016 #16

    OK, usually if it's looking for a driver for the SATA, it prompts for it. BIOS set to failsafe defaults?
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  7.    11 Dec 2016 #17

    Unplug anything not needed for the PC to POST. Keyboard, mouse and monitor should be all you need. Unplug and printers etc. If your using a front panel USB port for your install thumb drive, try one of the rear ports. The ones mounted directly to the motherboard, and not on a cable/header.
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  8.    11 Dec 2016 #18

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    OK, usually if it's looking for a driver for the SATA, it prompts for it. BIOS set to failsafe defaults?
    Yes it is.
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  9.    11 Dec 2016 #19

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Unplug anything not needed for the PC to POST. Keyboard, mouse and monitor should be all you need. Unplug and printers etc. If your using a front panel USB port for your install thumb drive, try one of the rear ports. The ones mounted directly to the motherboard, and not on a cable/header.
    I've previously tried all USB ports on the front and back. The only thing inside the pc is the powersupply, motherboard, and HDD. The only thing plugged in is the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I've tried using just the keyboard and just the mouse and it doesn't resolve the issue.
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  10.    11 Dec 2016 #20

    I'm running out of ideas? Its starting to look like a hardware issue? Do you have another hard drive to try? And or another SATA cable?
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