Have been trying for several days, on and off to install Windows 10 on this ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X motherboard with a Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and 32GB of G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3600C17D-32GTZR RAM.
I have installed multiple copies of Linux and even macOS Mojave using OpenCore with no issues whatever. Windows 10 Pro refuses to get past the second stage after the re-boot process; it goes into a boot loop finally giving the following error code after several reboots:
Things I have tried or noticed:
- I have checked that the install is creating the partitions correctly (under Linux)
- I have created different versions of WIN10 ie 1903 & 1909 on different USB sticks and verified that they install on an Intel motherboard
- I have tried several versions of BIOS’s now using the latest 2.70
- I have tried different RAM (always in A2 & B2) positions and have run four passes of memtest86 with no errors
- I have run prime95 stress for around 2 hours with no errors reported under Linux
- I have tried to install on 3.5 4TB drive, 500GB SSD and also 500GB NVME
- I have booted with either my Vega 64 LQ and RX580 GPU’s
- I have checked to make sure that no heatsink compound has spilled past the CPU which is using an AIO cooler
- I have tried XMP and non-XMP settings in BIOS
- I have checked in Linux using dmsg for any errors, non-found other than a Bluetooth firmware missing message
- I have removed all non-essential hardware, ie the bare minimum required to boot a system
- I have noticed that when installing that the part where it detects devices never goes past 40-70%, ie it never shows 100%.
I have noticed that in the hardware monitor in the BIOS that the CPU voltage is sitting at 1.4xx Volts, is this normal? Could the CPU be crashing whilst in the install phase before proper power management takes hold? If so how to fix?
Is the motherboard broken in some subtle way that Linux and macOS overcomes?
Am I missing something obvious?
Is there a way to run a debug mode of Windows 10 to log errors?
Not relevant to this problem, but for others trying thunderbolt I have had my Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 working under Manjaro Gnome and connecting to my OCW TB3 10GBe as well as my Razor core eGPU with this mobo.