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Can't Install Windows 10 on a New Build - BSOD

I've just completed a new build. It boots fine with no errors, and I can get to BIOS, but when I try to install Windows 10, I get BSOD. (Stop code: page fault in non paged area, what failed: WimFsf.sys) The system restarts itself and BSODs in an endless loop.

All parts are both visibly working and detected correctly in BIOS.

  • ASUS Prime Z390-A
  • i7 8700
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • Cryorig H7 cooler
  • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 80 Plus Gold 650W PSU
  • ASUS Dual-fan Geforce GTX 1070 ***not currently installed due to this issue

What I've already tried:

  • swapping out the RAM from a working build
  • one stick of RAM in all of the slots
  • swapping out the CPU (i7 8700k) from a working build
  • using a purchased Windows 10 USB
  • downloading Windows 10 ISO to a working USB
  • updating BIOS to latest version: 0602
  • Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool (gets stuck and won't finish/BSOD)
  • checking for SSD firmware update via Samsung Magician (latest firmware already installed)
  • resetting CMOS

All settings in BIOS are currently default, but I think it's odd that the SSD isn't shown as a possible boot option with default settings. Any ideas? With the CPU, RAM, and SSD firmware ruled out... bad motherboard? Settings to be tweaked in BIOS?

Thank you in advance.

 

EDIT: I have now also tried taking the M.2 SSD (boot drive containing Windows and all storage data) out of a fully functional build and putting my new empty SSD into it and tried installing Windows. Same WimFsf.sys BSOD. I’ve ordered an M.2 drive to try in the new build. Could that really be the issue?

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Can you live boot a Linux Based system? Windows tends to be really picky about certain aspects of a build whereas Linux is more forgiving. System Diagnostic tools like those provided by Ultimate Boot CD tend to be rather helpful in finding issues.

 

EDIT: A lot of times, you can use tools built into the Live Boot environment to diagnose issues. Memtest86+ is a helpful tool and testdisk can scan drives for potential failure.

 

DOUBLE EDIT: I completely forgot about Knoppix. It has a ton of utilities and is designed exactly for this sort of thing.

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7 hours ago, MagnesiumPC said:

Can you live boot a Linux Based system? Windows tends to be really picky about certain aspects of a build whereas Linux is more forgiving. System Diagnostic tools like those provided by Ultimate Boot CD tend to be rather helpful in finding issues.

 

EDIT: A lot of times, you can use tools built into the Live Boot environment to diagnose issues. Memtest86+ is a helpful tool and testdisk can scan drives for potential failure.

 

DOUBLE EDIT: I completely forgot about Knoppix. It has a ton of utilities and is designed exactly for this sort of thing.

I was unable to install a Linux based system. It repeatedly crashed just like Windows, giving error codes like “kernel panic bad rip value.” I also tried to install Windows 10 using a functional build onto my new SSD, but the same error occurred. 

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  • 3 months later...

Hi 

 

Have you figure out the problem? I think I am having the same issue on my custom build, and I have tried almost everything you mentioned above.

 

 

 

 

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