I am frustrated.

I just assembled a PC with the following setup:

  • Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6C
  • MSI B350M Gaming Pro AM4 Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000
    • Clocked at 2133MHz (3000 not available)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SSD
  • Corsair CXM 450W 80+ power supply

I set the boot mode to 'UEFI only' and tried to install Windows 10 from a USB stick. The installation works fine until the first reboot:

  1. The Windows 10 Logo appears and it says 'Getting devices ready'. (~10 sec)
  2. Windows Logo + 'Getting ready' (~1-2min)
  3. PC reboots
  4. Windows Logo + 'Preparing automatic repair'
  5. Windows Logo + 'Diagnosing your PC'

So the installation appeared to work properly. After that I can't get Windows to boot.

There are no Bluescreens to give any hints as to where the problem is.

What I tried:

  • Re-Installing Windows
  • Installing in UEFI+Legacy
  • Installing Windows 7 (hangs while making some 'registry changes')
  • Updating motherboard BIOS

I appreciate any tips or experience reports. Thanks in advance!

  • Has your HDD/SSD partition table in GPT mode? What did happen in UEFI+legacy BIOS mode? Did you make the installation device in GPT format? Is there any hardware problem? – Biswapriyo Jun 22 '17 at 14:42
  • Wow... I think I just solved the problem by turning on "Secure Boot". – bLind Jun 22 '17 at 14:45
  • @Biswa: All the hardware is new, freshly unpacked. Thx for your reply :) – bLind Jun 22 '17 at 14:45
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    Everything works after enabling Secure Boot. I feel kind of stupid. But happy :D – bLind Jun 22 '17 at 15:09
  • post as answer that enabling Secure Boot fixed it – magicandre1981 Jun 24 '17 at 17:14

There was a simple solution to my problem: Everything works after enabling Secure Boot.

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