1.    11 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 on a USB

    Trying to install Windows 10. Freezes at the logo screen.


    After a hectic few weeks of figuring things out, I finally had my first build completed. The fans work, everything lights up, I can get it to boot, it's great! Here are some of its specs:




    I went on a one week vacation, and now that I'm back I tried installing the Windows 10 software. I bought it in USB form, since I don't want/need a DVD port. Everything is fine, it asks me if I want to install the 64-bit or 32-bit (64-bit is the one I chose), it's loading the files, and BAM frozen at the logo screen. The loading dots didn't even make one rotation. It just paused halfway. Pics below.


    http://imgur.com/a/caNwB


    I've been looking for a solution non-stop for a few days now, but I've had no luck. What do you think it could be? Is it my BIOS settings? Why can't I install Windows? I just want it to work
    I've read that it could be an HDD error, and when I received my HDD, there was "BAD" written on it with a permanent marker. I had contact the seller weeks ago but they said all their drives work perfectly fine. I also removed the HDD to see if that was the culprit, but I keep getting the same error.


    Any help would be appreciated ! Thanks!

    Things I've tried so far:


    • Removed HDD
    • Disabled Fast boot in BIOS
    • Disabled "CMS" in BIOS
    • Downloaded Windows 10 from the Microsoft website onto another USB
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  2.    11 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,403
    Windows 10 Pro

    I would try a Linux live flash drive to help determine if it is a hardware problem or Windows 10 problem.
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  3.    11 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 on a USB
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I would try a Linux live flash drive to help determine if it is a hardware problem or Windows 10 problem.
    [SOLUTION] I emailed some tech shops and one very helpful person (Peter's PC Repair, shoutout to you!) allowed me to find a method to fix my problem. They mentioned it could be a memory timing problem and I searched on the internet for what solutions I could find.


    I read that you might have to configure the settings according to your RAM sticks. Mine said "DDR4-3000 CL15-16-16-35 1.5v Intel XMP 2.0 Ready".


    I ended up going to my BIOS settings (in the Ai Tweaker/Overclocking settings) and changed the Ai Overclock Tuner from Auto to D.O.C.P instead. From there, for the D.O.C.P, I selected my RAM from the drop down menu. In the Memory Frequency, I selected "DDR4-2933MHz" (since DDR4-3000 wasn't available). I then set my DRAM voltage to the one listed on my RAM (1.35v).


    I saved my settings and viola! Problem solved! Now my computer is working perfectly.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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