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Installing Window 10 get stuck


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#1 toasterbot

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:23 PM

I'm trying to clean install Windows 10 64 bit on an HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT. I used the Windows media creation tool, but when I try to boot to the USB, I just get one of the following blue-screens:

DRIVER CORRUPTED EXPOOL

BAD POOL HEADER

 

What do I need to do?


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:14 PM

Please open a command prompt and type

 

diskpart

list disk

 

Is there an asterisk under the GPT column for your OS disk? From the specs I found on the computer is has a legacy BIOS which means you should not see any asterisk under the GPT column unless you also have a data disk over 2TB.

 

I would recommend you do not create a bootable USB using the Media Creation Tool. The Tool also allows you to create an iso file. Use the iso file with Rufus to create the bootable flash drive. Select MBR partition scheme if there is no asterisk under the GPT column for your OS disk and leave all boxes as checked. Press Start.

 

This guide is for Windows 8 but holds for Windows 10. Delete all partitions on the disk


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 June 2017 - 08:16 PM.





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