Reboot loop at the beginning of fresh Windows 10 install on a SSD

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  1.    17 Jan 2017 #1

    Reboot loop at the beginning of fresh Windows 10 install on a SSD


    Hello,

    I am trying to do a fresh instal Windows 10 on a new SSD on my desktop, but no joy.
    Setup displays the windows logo, but when that circle start spinning, the computer reset/reboots itself.
    I have removed my HDD to do this (only the new SSD and optical drive are connected), and tried 2 windows 10 dvds and one bootable flash drive. Also tried 2 optical drives.
    The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD2P , and I have tried to connect the SSD on the GSATA3 (Marvell) and SATA2 (Intel P55) ports with the same results. Control mode is set to AHCI, but tried IDE too.
    The SSD is a Sandisk Plus, and I checked that it is OK using an USB adaptor to access it on my notebook.
    Tried it unformatted (unallocated space) and also formatted with NTFS.
    Also tried to install windows 8.1 with same result, then I tried windows 7. Windows 7 install until the end, but does not boot. Trying to boot win7 in safety mode with command prompt, it hangs on 'disk.sys'. I know that the next load would be 'vid.sys', so the problem could be my GPU ? Unfortunately my mono does not have onboard graphics, so I can't remove my video card to do a test. Any other ideas?
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  2.    17 Jan 2017 #2

    Read my quote in the middle of the OP here:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Copy Kyhi's recovery tools boot.wim file over the boot.wim file on the Windows 10 USB installation flash drive. See if the drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery tools and then run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from Windows explorer.
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  3.    17 Jan 2017 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Read my quote in the middle of the OP here:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Copy Kyhi's recovery tools boot.wim file over the boot.wim file on the Windows 10 USB installation flash drive. See if the drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery tools and then run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from Windows explorer.
    Let me see if I understood.
    I should:

    1.Download Kyhi's ISO file;
    2.Extract it to a folder in my HD;
    3.Copy soucers\boot.wim from it to my Win10 bootable flash drive overwritting the respective file;
    4.Boot from my Win10 flash drive;
    5.If it boots into Kyhi's recovery tools, I will have windows explorer, browse back to the flash drive and run setup.exe

    That's it? If I understood correctly, I should ignore the rest of Kyhi's ISO file?
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  4.    17 Jan 2017 #4

    Yep. You only have to mount the ISO file, not extract it.
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  5.    17 Jan 2017 #5

    But what would be the difference between running setup.exe from Kyhi's environment and directly from the normal win10 setup boot? My current win10 setup media boots, but setup.exe is interrupted when that circle starts spinning... Why it shouldn't be interrupted when being run from Kyhi's environment?
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  6.    17 Jan 2017 #6

    Kyhi's recovery tools installs a lot more device drivers which seems to aid setup in identifying hardware. There have already been a few cases on this forum where Windows setup would not run directly from the installation media, but would run under Kyhi's recovery tools.
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  7.    18 Jan 2017 #7

    I see. Will try that later, thank you very much.
    Just out of curiosity: I understand that booting to Kyhi's environment with the additional device drivers could increase the probability of properly identifying the SSD.
    But those drivers will be installed on my windows installation ?
    I mean, if I manage to install windows that way, when I boot later from the SSD itself (with windows already installed on it), those additional drivers would still be active?
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  8.    18 Jan 2017 #8

    Just did the test. The flash drive with the overwritten file had the same result (reboot/reset when the circle started spinning). Then I burned the whole Kyhi dvd, which took longer to show the spinning circle, but also rebooted at that point 😞
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  9.    18 Jan 2017 #9

    What OS did your HDD have installed? Can you clone it to the SSD?
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  10.    18 Jan 2017 #10

    Windows 7. No, the HDD has 1tb of data, and the SSD is only 120 gb...
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