3 months ago
So I finally finished my second ever built. Well I thought I did. I have a 500gb Crucial M.2 nvme SSD in the correct slot (checked Mobo manual). When I tried to install Windows the first time, all seemed fine until I restarted after the initial installation process. Now, every time I either get an error code relating to damaged or missing system32 files when I try to start up (and which exact file changes every time), or an error message telling me that Windows can't verify the digital signature of a file.
I've tried several different downloads of Windows, legal downloads using Windows' Media creation tool, on different USB drives. They all lead to the same problem.
Subsequently, I tried installing on my old formatted SATA SSD to find out what the issue was, but during the initial restart I was prompted to select one of 2 volumes I had supposedly installed Windows on. When I selected one I got another error message. When I tried formatting and installing again, I was greeted with 4 different volumes with supposedly Windows installs on them. Again, blue screen when I try opening that volume.
My guess is that is that this could be a bios or motherboard issue. But I'm not the most tech savvy person.
My built looks like this:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x CPU
Crucial M.2 nvme 500 GB SSD (correct slot)
32 GB of 3200mz, 2 channel DDR4 RAM (correct slots)
Seasonic 550 watts fully modular, platinum Focus+ PSU
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1660 6GB OC videocard
Asus B450-E Gaming Motherboard (with bios updated to accept gen 3 Ryzen processors).
As well as an old PCIE FireWire card, a front panel card reader and a USB 3.0 PCIE card.
Put it an old case of mine.
It's primarily a music production PC though also meant for some video production.