3 months ago
Hey everyone, you guys helped me so much the last time on this build, I figured I'd come back for more.
So the build in question is as follows: Gigabyte B450 Aorus M, Ryzen 5 2600, 2 x G. Skill DDR4 3200, EVGA 550w PSU, Main harddrive - 60GB OCZ SSD, Radeon 5770HD (my Rx 570 smoked out on first boot, so replaced with old one while it's being Rma'd).
My problem is that I do a fresh install of windows 10 pro from a usb. It takes a long time, but it installs, but then after it reboots it just sits there black screen with spinning white dots forever. I can’t boot into safe mode either. It basically installs but doesn’t get configured.
I made sure to format SSD using the GPT style partitions, and as was suggested in many forums I tried disconnecting all other drives and all usb devices.
I suspect it's either the GPU being too old causing issues or maybe the SSD is nearing end of life.
I might have access to another slightly newer GPU tomorrow, but I'm open to other suggestions until then.
Thanks for the help in advance.
Update: it turns out it was the GPU. Once I got my UEFI card installed, everything came together nicely. I decided after to also upgrade to a Evo 860, windows 10 installed in 10 minutes