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Z490-A OC 0.7.3 Boot Problem

Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Messages
227
Motherboard
Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i7-4790k
Graphics
R9 270X
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I have tried the things it has mentioned and I don't know what else I can do. Maybe my USB is crap and I need a new one. I have 2 here that I am trying and both get me to the same point.
It seems like the freeze happens randomly at different points in the boot and loading process from your description. Sometimes while the kernel and extensions load, sometimes at the language screen and sometimes after that including the Disk Utility and install program. Is that correct? Try clearing NVRAM if you haven't, disconnect any other peripherals, then remove the NVME drives so there's NO internal disks at all and see if the machine will boot the USB to the recovery screen reliably multiple times. If not try another USB drive. If so reinstall one NVME disk and repeat the test then only attempt an install if it boots each time. This might provide some clues to where the problem is located such as USB, internal drives or motherboard.
 
Joined
Feb 4, 2011
Messages
186
Motherboard
ASUS Prime Z490-A
CPU
i7-10700K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
It seems like the freeze happens randomly at different points in the boot and loading process from your description. Sometimes while the kernel and extensions load, sometimes at the language screen and sometimes after that including the Disk Utility and install program. Is that correct? Try clearing NVRAM if you haven't, disconnect any other peripherals, then remove the NVME drives so there's NO internal disks at all and see if the machine will boot the USB to the recovery screen reliably multiple times. If not try another USB drive. If so reinstall one NVME disk and repeat the test then only attempt an install if it boots each time. This might provide some clues to where the problem is located such as USB, internal drives or motherboard.
It appears that my other NVME drive my 970 which has a clone of my main boot volume was conflicting somehow. I disconnected that and the install went smooth
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Messages
227
Motherboard
Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i7-4790k
Graphics
R9 270X
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
It appears that my other NVME drive my 970 which has a clone of my main boot volume was conflicting somehow. I disconnected that and the install went smooth
Awesome. That's good to hear.
 
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