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Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello - I am looking for some help as I am stuck in a permanent "Windows Setup/Install/repeat" cycle on my Pavilion desktop, and cannot get Windows to start.

Here's the history of how I got here:

I just installed a new SSD on my Pavilion Gaming PC (my son had moved the original one to a new mobo).  I used the Windows Media Creation tool to create a bootable USB stick and used it to instal Windows 10 on the new SSD.

After installing however, the PC continues to restart with the HP Logo, and then launches Windows Setup, where I'm prompted to re-install windows again -creating this repeat cycle I cannot get out of. 

How do I get the PC to boot to my new Windows 10 installation?

Any help anyone can offer will be most appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi:

 

See if removing the USB flash drive after W10 has completed installing and the PC restarts.

 

You have to catch it at the moment the PC is off and hasn't restarted yet.

 

That worked for me when I installed W10 on a different model HP.

 

I wasn't paying attention, and when I looked back, I saw the PC at the 'Install Now' screen again.

 

I figured it was a glitch or something so, I let W10 install, and it did the same thing.

 

After the 2nd go-around, I figured I had nothing to lose by removing the flash drive at the restart point.

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Hi:

 

See if removing the USB flash drive after W10 has completed installing and the PC restarts.

 

You have to catch it at the moment the PC is off and hasn't restarted yet.

 

That worked for me when I installed W10 on a different model HP.

 

I wasn't paying attention, and when I looked back, I saw the PC at the 'Install Now' screen again.

 

I figured it was a glitch or something so, I let W10 install, and it did the same thing.

 

After the 2nd go-around, I figured I had nothing to lose by removing the flash drive at the restart point.

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Thanks!  I ultimately solved this by removing the USB key as you suggested -- but also by changing the boot order in the BIOS to set 'OS Boot Manager' as the #2 option, right after the USB key option.   That seemed to do the trick after I removed the USB Key.

 

Thank you again for your help!

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You're very welcome.

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