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Windows 8.1 wont finish fresh install

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    Windows 8.1 wont finish fresh install

    Just finished putting my first system together and windows wont install. I first tried Windows 10 and now 8.1 and both give the same error. I've made it all the way to 91% on the 8.1 install and i get this message "Windows cannot install the required files..... error code 0x80070003." The system also has these like half boots where the fans start up and the leds come on and it clicks off before it fires up completely.


    i5 6500
    ASrock B150m Pro 4S
    Crucial ddr4 2133 8gbs
    Patrio blast 120gb ssd

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    Where did you get the installation DVD or flash drive. Are you sure they are good?

    Couple things you can try.

    Remove 1/2 the ram so there is only 4GB and see if the install completes. If not swap ram and try again. New defective ram is unusual but not unknown.

    See if the 32 bit version of 8.1 will install. If yes then it's something specific to 64 bit.

    How are you doing the install? Did you delete all partitions on the SSD then click Next and let the installer create the partitions it needs?

    How is your BIOS/UEFI setup?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 wont finish fresh install

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