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My Hackintosh is a mess.. I need help doing a fresh install

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Ok I will do that tonight. But what do you think the problem is here? Why do you think that creating a new Unibeast USB will solve the problem and that it will boot up without problems? Just curious :D
Not sure what the problem is. Could be corrupt. Worth a try.
 
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if you have any windows boot dvd , boot from it and format your ssd, its better to delete all the partitions , resulting in unallocated state ant then again create a primary partition.
 
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Not sure what the problem is. Could be corrupt. Worth a try.
So here's an update of my evening with my lovely computer. I spent over 5 hours tonight trying to do the simplest things but once again I didn't accomplish anything.

1.) I created a new Unibeast USB installer like you told me and changed some things in the Bios (things I read about online) and it worked! I was able to do a clean install of my system. I erased everything and installed Sierra again. I then ran Multibeast with settings from Tonymacx86 himself. So the Apple side of things is up and running (Without the NVIDIA web drivers).
2.) I'm going to use my computer mainly for audio recording and editing and that's the reason I bought the Gigabyte Designare motherboard because it has 2x USB-C ports that can be enabled as Thunderbolt 3 via update from Gigabyte (I have a thunderbolt audio interface). So with that in mind I thought that it would make most sense to update my motherboard/bios and then apply the Thunderbolt 3 upgrade and the only way to do that is via Windows. There I can download some Gigabyte software that does everything for me. So the next 4 hours went into trying to get a dual boot system up and running and it failed big time.

I basically have no clue what I'm doing and I just tried to follow some guides from some websites (some of the instructions are from here). I registered myself over at Windows and downloaded a Windows 10 trial (for 90 days).

a.) I then followed Tonymacx86 advice and used Boot Camp Assist to load the ISO to my USB dongle. I then opened up the Bios and booted from that USB dongle and the Windows 10 installation progress started for about 10 sec then I got this message:

'' A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard disk driver. ''

I looked online for a solution, formated my HDD (Where I'm going to install Windows) to Fat-32, to Mac Journaled but it never showed up in the install progress and I always just got this error message.

b.) I then found instructions from ''n3oNLit3'' here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-create-a-bootable-windows-10-usb-in-os-x-using-terminal.172458/.. I followed all the steps and it worked perfectly but when I tried booting from the USB dongle this time all i got was ''Reboot and Select Proper Device''. I looked online for solutions so I tried changing my hard drive boot order and put my HDD as Boot nr 1 but that didn't do anything.

So what am I doing wrong? What format should my HDD be in when ''expecting'' a Windows 10 install on it? Fat-32? Mac-format? Both? Do I need to change some BIOS settings in order for the Windows 10 install to go through? Legacy boot? Im just not getting this.

and one special question at the end.. Everytime I restart my computer/turn it on and boot OSX another instance of my OSX SSD drive shows up in the BIOS as ''boot drive''. I had 1 instance of my SSD showing up in the BIOS when I was finished with the clean install but as I'm going to sleep now I have 9 instances. This can't be normal. What's up with all this?
 
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you can download the bios update to a blank usb when booted into mac os x , with the usb plugged in shut down your pc wait for a minute or 2 and power up and press delete key , carefully see in your bios screen you should have a bios update utility , point it to your usb and update your bios, but i am not sure if your mac os x will work after update of bios.
 
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If you're wanting to create a USB installer for Windows 10 then you can just mount the ISO which you've downloaded from Microsoft and just copy the contents of the Windows 10 iso to you're pen drive. It'll be in UEFI still. For Windows 7 you will need to move some files around follow this guide for Windows 7 https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-windows-7-uefi-boot-stick.197298/
Thanks! I'm going to install Windows 10 with a new ISO I made with Rufus (in Windows.

But what format does my HDD have to be to ''accept'' the Windows 10 install? And what BIOS settings do I need to make to make everything go smooth? Somebody talked about boot priority, Windows Legacy vs UEFI.
 
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Thanks! I'm going to install Windows 10 with a new ISO I made with Rufus (in Windows.

But what format does my HDD have to be to ''accept'' the Windows 10 install? And what BIOS settings do I need to make to make everything go smooth? Somebody talked about boot priority, Windows Legacy vs UEFI.
No need to use Rufus. You can just Copy and Paste the contents of the iso to the pen drive. Rufus could cause problems in general from what people has said.
 
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