Question Flashing cursor upon fresh DVD install Win10

Ironarmygeneral

Honorable
Jan 21, 2015
270
0
10,810
16
Hi there.

So I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on a computer.

I've bought an install cd/DVD that comes with the product key.

Upon trying to boot from it to install the OS, it gives me a flashing cursor that sits for a second, then tabs down, then it flashes the Windows 10 logo for a split second before going back to the flashing cursor, and then just sits there. No matter what I do, nothing changes. I can't get past this screen. I've tried a few different things and Google has been no help so far; it either gives me entirely different scenarios from forums where people have different issues or I find one that's pretty much the same issue but none of the options work.

Things I have tried so far:

  • Clearing CMOS and resetting VIOS to default from within the BIOS itself.
  • Swapping the RAM stick in different DIMM slots (single 8GB stick, I have tried in all four slots.)
  • Swapping the hard drive in different SATA ports on the MOBO figuring maybe one of the ports is dead.
  • Forgetting the DVD and making my own installation media on another DVD and also flash drive and also using different USB slots for the hard drive.
  • Swapping the disk drive with another one and using that.
  • Full power purge (disconnecting power and holding power button for roughly 15-20 seconds)
  • Changing boot priorities/order in basically every possible combination.
  • Removing everything unnecessary including the wireless card, even swapping to a monitor because I'm using a TV right now for the installation process.
I only have one hard drive in the system, it's brand new and there are no other drives connected besides the disk drive.

Also, I know everything works hardware wise, or at least did, because this computer was just running not long ago with Windows 10 on it. I pulled the hard drive and I am doing a fresh install of Win10 with a new graphics card because a friend is buying it off of me because I upgraded.

I'm not sure what else to try, any advice? If you need any other information I'm usually very tech savvy so just ask I'll know what you mean.

Hardware:
- AMD FX-4300
ASUS mobo
  • 8GB single stick ADATA RAM
  • MSI GT 730 (Just for dedicated graphics since the FX-4300 doesn't have on board graphics)
  • WD Blue 1TB HDD
 

Ironarmygeneral

Honorable
Jan 21, 2015
270
0
10,810
16
New GPU or just one that is new to the system? Have you tried if it works in your new system?
Also what is the power supply on this system if it's from beck when the 4300 was a viable CPU then it might not be doing so well anymore.
Both, it's new in general, just bought it.

Also the power supply is an EVGA 600BQ. It's brand new.

I don't really think it has anything to do with the psu though.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS