I cannot install Windows 10. Every time at 84% of the file phase, and at 25% of the total installation phase I get one of two BSODs:
http://i.imgur.com/XCvFrjk.jpg (Clock Watchdog Timeout)
http://i.imgur.com/4H1TQfL.jpg (Machine Check Exception)
When I load my machine back up, this is the screen I get:
0xc1900101 - 0x20004
The installation failed in the safe_OS phase with an error during INSTALL_RECOVERY_ENVIRONMENT operation.
Steps I took:
Downloaded everything, deleted DLed files after initial installation attempt, re-downloaded and it failed.
Turned off Windows Defender (only AV) / Windows Firewall.
Ensured no excess programs were on during initial install process.
I believe it's some kind of driver issue, but it would make no sense as to why that would hold up the installation of an OS.
I had recently reinstalled a clean copy of Windows 8, then upgraded to 8.1 -- so there's not a lot of excess files on my PC.
It reinstalled without issue.
Can anyone offer any insight?