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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:29 PM

I have a Dell PC from around 2005. I'm pretty sure it meets the requirements for W10.

I've got a bootable USB. When I boot from the USB, the PC goes through a "loading files" process which lasts a few minutes, and then it just reboots. I don't know what to do from there.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

So no errors at all shown? And that's when it is first booting?

 

Can you verify that the USB drive is not corrupt or something? I'm assuming you bought it online and downloaded it rather than bought the retail package with a USB drive – in the latter case it is extremely unlikely.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

So no errors at all shown? And that's when it is first booting?

 

Can you verify that the USB drive is not corrupt or something? I'm assuming you bought it online and downloaded it rather than bought the retail package with a USB drive – in the latter case it is extremely unlikely.

 

No errors. It just reboots after the "loading files".

 

I used the same USB to install Windows a few weeks ago and there were no issues then.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:28 PM

I don't know what it'd be then, because that early on there shouldn't be problems. Really hard to say, let alone suggest anything useful... I'll try to find a bit more though.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:37 PM

One suggestion I just saw was to make sure you're using a USB 2 port, not 3. That is probably to do with drivers. No guarantees it'll help...

 

And as I just noticed that it is a 2005 PC, I guess 2 is all it'll have. So no help, unfortunately.


Edited by LinuxUser, 06 December 2017 - 08:37 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:06 PM

Is the hardware inside the dell 100% working? I'm thinking potential RAM or HDD corruption.


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