I have a HP EliteBook 8560w on which I want to install Windows 10. I tried to create an installer USB disk on a SD card and an external HDD. For this I used two methods:

  1. Media Creation Tool
  2. Rufus with a Windows 10 image (business editions downloaded from MSDN subscription). I selected "MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI-CSM" enter image description here

With the first method I just get a black screen and the laptop continuously restarts but never passes the boot step. With the second method I just get the error

A disk read error occurred

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I also tried to enable UEFI in BIOS but I get the same error.

The BIOS is updated to the latest version F.63 Rev.A / Oct 27, 2016.

Any idea of what could be the issue?


The problem was with the SD card. I've put the installer on a USB drive and it worked.

  • As far as I remember I tried in the past to put the Ubuntu installer on a SD card and it worked. – Adrian Ber May 15 '18 at 21:14

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