[SOLVED] Windows installer BSOD loop

xaryon

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Hello,

my friend brought me an older laptop, an Asus K50LD, to clean it up a little, fix it's screen and install a fresh copy of Windows on it since he swapped a drive for a bigger one. I did everything except for the Windows install because of some weird issue I'm having with this thing.
I used a Windows Media Creation Tool to put a fresh W10 ISO on my pendrive, but whenever it starts to load, I can only see a Windows logo, the white dots start to form a circle and BSOD pops out, everytime with a different error code, most common ones are:

- failed acpi.sys
- IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
- KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
- SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

I tried:
- redownloading the ISO to the pendrive
- using a different pendrive
- using a different version of Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, even 11 one for lols)
-booting a LiveCD Linux image - it shows a "32 bit relocation outside of kernel system halted" message, no matter the distro used
- pulling out memory sticks, hoping that maybe of them is faulty (even though both of the 4GB sticks reported in BIOS without a problem)
- creating a bootable partition to try and install the OS from it

Any ideas what could be wrong with this laptop or how can I fix this issue?

I was thinking about installing the OS on it's drive using a different machine, but that could lead to additional problems...
 

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