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And when trying “/f” it says “windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
Can you show a screenshot with the error message?
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I'd suspect, the error message is little different.
chkdsk /f has to be run from elevated command prompt. On regular command prompt it will give access denied error.
 

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Can you show a screenshot with the error message?
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I'd suspect, the error message is little different.
chkdsk /f has to be run from elevated command prompt. On regular command prompt it will give access denied error.
Ahh that makes more sense, well good news on the driver issue, i did “xcopy” cmd and i was booting OFF OF THE DRIVE it’s self, I’m now continuing in the process of installing windows. made my head hurt but I’m one step closer to figuring out the big deal with this girl. “Getting files ready for installation 37%” will come back with further details and will tell if it’s doing the same thing that it did on my m.2( freezing, restart looping, etc.)
 

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Can you show a screenshot with the error message?
(upload to imgur.com and post link)

I'd suspect, the error message is little different.
chkdsk /f has to be run from elevated command prompt. On regular command prompt it will give access denied error.
Okay now every time i get the installation process done, when asked to restart, it just reboots me into the instillation process again, but not only that, it glitches the heck out when launching to windows instillation, tried it twice now. I do not get this what so ever. Getting very irritated atm. If i try it in my SSS, it’ll just do what it did before.
 

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Can you show a screenshot with the error message?
(upload to imgur.com and post link)

I'd suspect, the error message is little different.
chkdsk /f has to be run from elevated command prompt. On regular command prompt it will give access denied error.
Going to try to change it from UEFI to legacy on my bios and see what difference it makes. Gotta go get a Covid test so I’ll be back shortly to do that
 

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My reading of situation is the install that had the cl.dll that you are talking about has been wiped and he is trying to reinstall windows but it won't get past a stage of the install.\

So what cl.dll was is hard to figure out now, and kind of pointless.

I would try to install windows on the hdd and see if you get same problem. take the nvme out first.
I tried HDD, just keeps restarting the process even though it goes through the featured updates and what not. After that it just restarts me.
 

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Okay now every time i get the installation process done, when asked to restart, it just reboots me into the instillation process again,
that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
 

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that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
Ain’t this swell. Plugged in my M.2 and worked for a little bit, turned off CSM and UEFI, changed it back and now the thing won’t show up. Every time i do something it just get worse and worse. This would be the 3rd time 4 months buying a new m.2 if i have to. And also no to mention, every time i change something in the bios and restart, my VGA light stays on. So i have to unplug and reply back in EVERY time i reset. This is getting incredibly frustrating
 

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that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
Okay, just making sure i should be using “UEFI: sandisk, partition 1 (32.0gb)”
Instead of “sandisk (32.0GB)” correct?
 

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And why are you doing that?

You can't just change from UEFI mode to CSM mode randomly. This requires re-installation of windows.
Back at square one. At languages set up and every time i move the mouse it freezes. then restarts. Takes a long time on a black screen, loads to “just a moment” freezes on there, then goes to settings. to only do it again. Last time i did this i got onto my desk top but it took a while for it to load completely.
 

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Have only single drive connected, while installing windows.
Clean target drive before installing (this removes all data from it, so make a backup, if anything needs to be saved).

Do i need to delete partitions before going to CMD, i can only assume i do. Sorry for the snarky remark. very frustrated. Less frustrated now since I’m back to where i was surprisingly
 

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Diskpart clean - removes everything from the drive.
There's no need to delete anything. Everything is removed anyway.
So i did that, and it’s still freezing and restarting. Dumb question but you think it could be my mouse? I just unplugged it and gonna restart PC here in a sec.

Side note: after first part of install it’s been flashing black and white and then going to “just a moment” and keeps doing that like it’s in a loop.
I’m now at a screen saying “why did my PC restart?”
I did see that my Ethernet cable wasn’t plugged in, it says it’s going to do an update when clicking “next” so I’m going to see what that does for me. Will update, lmk if you got anything!
 

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Diskpart clean - removes everything from the drive.
There's no need to delete anything. Everything is removed anyway.
I am going to go through this install process one more time trying this method i read on an old forum:” plug in USB and boot, select “i don’t have a key” and delete all partitions to get unallocated space, once done in “finishing up” process, once the countdown from 10> remove USB drive from the PC, and let it reboot.”
I thought I’ve done this before but i guess it wouldn’t hurt to try it. Will come back with further details.
 

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Diskpart clean - removes everything from the drive.
There's no need to delete anything. Everything is removed anyway.
Could there be a virus on my SSD? i don’t see how considering i had the windows virus threat protection, and never got a notification for it. Nor did i download anything risky. at least I’m pretty sure, this PC is strictly for gaming/streaming. (Games like OSU!, CSGO, apex, bf2042, tarkov.)

how should i check that via executable virus detection/cleaner?
 

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that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
Question, could this be a graphics card issue? Would i need to install VGA drivers from asus site to get it running well? I read up on a windows thread and this guy solved it him self saying “I’ve come to the conclusion
that can happen if you have usb as 1st item in boot order. You shouldn't have anything in boot order yet, and instead use Boot override that is on the boot tab - just scroll down.
Put usb in PC
go into bios and go to boot tab
scroll down and choose boot override
choose USB from list, PC will restart and use the USB One time, and then it should use the HDD or ssd

I would show you the item in your manual but Asus, like many MB makers, doesn't show all the BIOS commands in the B550 boards, but does in the X570 boards
See page 3-18 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING/E15827_ROG_STRIX_X570-F_GAMING_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Its 8am here, I been awake all night so my ability to help is limited.
question, could it be my GPU causing issues? should i download the latest VGA drivers from the asus site? This guy on Microsoft assistance said quote:
“Hi

I already identify the source of my problem, is an incompatibility of drivers for my dedicated graphic card. I already expose this issue to Nvidia.

Thanks for the help.”
I also have Nvidia. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try.
 

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Question, could this be a graphics card issue? Would i need to install VGA drivers from asus site to get it running well? I read up on a windows thread and this guy solved it him self saying “I’ve come to the conclusion

question, could it be my GPU causing issues? should i download the latest VGA drivers from the asus site? This guy on Microsoft assistance said quote:
“Hi

I already identify the source of my problem, is an incompatibility of drivers for my dedicated graphic card. I already expose this issue to Nvidia.

Thanks for the help.”
I also have Nvidia. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try.
Idk y it sent like that but okay
 

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Idk y it sent like that but okay
So idk if this is a issue, but i formatted my M.2 to NTFS, and my usb drive to Fat32. And apparently i should be using UEFI instead of legacy. so I’ve formatted my m.2 to fat32 as equals to my usb drive, and I’ll be changing boot to UEFI, would this be a correct process to do? I feel as if i havnt set my bios/drive settings correctly, so it’s doing what it is Doing because of that.
 
but i formatted my M.2 to NTFS, and my usb drive to Fat32. And apparently i should be using UEFI instead of legacy. so I’ve formatted my m.2 to fat32 as equals to my usb drive, and I’ll be changing boot to UEFI, would this be a correct process to do?
No - wrong. Clean M.2 drive with diskpart clean as shown in post #40.
Windows installation will partition and format your M.2 drive as necessary. You do not have to format anything.
 

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No - wrong. Clean M.2 drive with diskpart clean as shown in post #40.
Windows installation will partition and format your M.2 drive as necessary. You do not have to format anything.
Well, then idk what I’m doing wrong. Idk what is causing the language/keyboard lang to lag when i move my mouse or press a key.
 

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