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  1.    30 Dec 2016 #1
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    Can't complete windows install


    Started clean install of Windows 10 on new SSD. Everything is fine until first restart. After that my PC reboots goes back to the first step of installation. I've checked the drive and can see the windows files. I've attempted startup repair and that doesn't work. My BIOS are set to boot from USB and all other non OS drives are disconnected. Please help thank you.

    Also if I try booting from my SSD after the first restart I receive an no boot device found error.
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  2.    30 Dec 2016 #2
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    Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04

    What PC/Laptop are you installing Windows 10 on?
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  3.    30 Dec 2016 #3
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    A self built PC. i5 3570k, Gigabyte GA Z77 D3H mobo, Samsung EVO 850 500gb SSD, 16gb RAM
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  4.    30 Dec 2016 #4
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    Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04

    Can you post the image from you current UEFI settings in BIOS? Specially about Hard Drives etc. Do you have any other HDDs plugged in currently to the PC?
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  5.    30 Dec 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Match0311 View Post
    Started clean install of Windows 10 on new SSD. Everything is fine until first restart. After that my PC reboots goes back to the first step of installation. I've checked the drive and can see the windows files. I've attempted startup repair and that doesn't work. My BIOS are set to boot from USB and all other non OS drives are disconnected.
    You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI bios settings.

    - Go back into the UEFI bios and restore the default settings
    - Connect your Windows 10 USB/DVD
    - Restart the computer
    - Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (for example, Gigabyte F12)

    Source: Microsoft

    Windows Setup: Installing using the GPT or MBR partition style

    Many PCs now include the ability to use the UEFI version of BIOS, which can speed up boot and shutdown times and can provide additional security advantages. To boot your PC in UEFI mode, you'll need to use a drive formatted using the GPT drive format.

    Many PCs are ready to use UEFI, but include a compatibility support module (CSM) that is set up to use the legacy version of BIOS. This version of BIOS was developed in the 1970s and provides compatibility to a variety of older equipment and network configurations, and requires a drive that uses the MBR drive format.

    However, the basic MBR drive format does not support drives over 4TB. It's also difficult to set up more than four partitions. The GPT drive format lets you set up drives that are larger than 4 terabytes (TB), and lets you easily set up as many partitions as you need.

    Boot to UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode

    Boot into UEFI mode or legacy BIOS-compatibility mode when installing Windows from your USB, DVD, or network location.

    If you install Windows using the wrong mode, you won’t be able to use the features of that firmware mode without reformatting the drive.

    Select the firmware mode during bootup.

    1. Boot the PC. As the firmware starts to run, press the key that opens the boot device menu. For example, press the Esc, F2, F8, F9, F12, or other key to enter the firmware or boot menus.

    2. On the boot device menu, select the command that identifies both the firmware mode and the device. For example, select UEFI USB Drive or Network - BIOS.

    Note   Note
    You might see separate commands for the same device. For example, you might see UEFI USB Drive and BIOS USB Drive. Each command uses the same device and media, but boots the PC in a different firmware mode.
    Here is an example of the one-time boot menu:

    Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    30 Dec 2016 #6
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Match0311 View Post
    Started clean install of Windows 10 on new SSD. Everything is fine until first restart. After that my PC reboots goes back to the first step of installation. I've checked the drive and can see the windows files. I've attempted startup repair and that doesn't work. My BIOS are set to boot from USB and all other non OS drives are disconnected. Please help thank you.

    Also if I try booting from my SSD after the first restart I receive an no boot device found error.
    AT this point all files were copied to your SSD, just disconnect the USB from the PC then reboot again. It should continue with the installation.
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  7.    30 Dec 2016 #7
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    I removed the USB just prior to the install complete when it says it's preparing to reboot and when my PC rebooted, I received and error about no boot media drive found.
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  8.    30 Dec 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Match0311 View Post
    I removed the USB just prior to the install complete when it says it's preparing to reboot and when my PC rebooted, I received and error about no boot media drive found.
    Did you any other HD(s) connected beside the SSD ? . If so, disconnect all except the SSD that you plan to install Windows. Try again with the steps below:
    Boot up Windows Installation. On the first screen, Press and hold SHIFT Key + F10, a command Windows will popup then type:
    - diskpart
    - select disk 0
    - Clean
    - Exit
    - Exit

    1. Click Next to continue.
    2. Select Custom
    3. Select the first unallocated partition and click next. Windows will create all needed partitions to install Windows 10
    4. Disconnect the USB when getting message: Boot in 10 seconds...
    5. Continue.
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  9.    30 Dec 2016 #9
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    Yup did that as well
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  10.    30 Dec 2016 #10
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    Just edit my post above. Please read again.
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