Error message whilst clean installing windows 10 [could not configure]

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Error message whilst clean installing windows 10 [could not configure]


    i am new here and i was wondering if anyone could help me out on the dilemma that i am going through.

    recently, my PC was running really odd, I updated my windows, but then it didnt update it properly and my PC wouldnt even power up. But that got solved and my windows was updated. But then it started acting really weired like Chrome would crash, my games would randomly Crash and so on.

    So i decided to clean install my OS and i formatted my only SSD and tried to reinstall windows 10, but after a while it came up with an error message syaing the following

    "Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation"

    I did what the above message said but my it keeps repeating the process, and i cant really go into another OS since everything is wiped from my SSD.

    So i was wondering if anyone could give me an indication what is happening or what i could do?

    PC shat it self, tried clean installing, error message pops up saying windows could not configure. Any help please?
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  2. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Hi nbnrem. Welcome to the TenForums @nbnrem

    Could I recommend you follow this tutorial. Watch the warnings re your bios. I assume you made your install media by using Microsoft's Media creator.

    Clean Install Windows 10

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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I have tried but i think there is something wrong with my SSD mauybe.

    Should i diskpart in order to completely wipe data off my SSD and try again?
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  4. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    You could try that.

    Please fill in System Specs at

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

    It will be easier for members to help if they know machine / MB specifics. Is this a newer device and are you booting UEFI or an older machine.

    Also if you could quote actually error. message.

    I will be offline for the next week but some very smart people here.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello ken, thanks for the replies

    I have tried disk part, plus recreating the bootable USB and it worked fine, i think the bootable usb wasnt created correctly and some files couldnt be written or something when on whilst creating it the first time.

    If anything happens in the near future, i will make sure to come back here for some helpful knowledge.

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  6. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Great. Thanks for posting your solution. Lots of really good people here always willing to help.
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