Windows 10 Install - Clock Watchdog Timeout Error

H-street

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Has anyone seen or experienced this error?

I have windows 7 and its working great.. I go to install Windows 10 and half way through I get a clock watchdog timeout

my specs are

LGA1155 i5 3570k
8Gb
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
GTX 670


I've tried removing each stick of memory, I've tried different hard drives, still same error

I've checked and bios is updated for the motherboard
I've tried without the video card
 

BulletDust

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Has anyone seen or experienced this error?

I have windows 7 and its working great.. I go to install Windows 10 and half way through I get a clock watchdog timeout

my specs are

LGA1155 i5 3570k
8Gb
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
GTX 670


I've tried removing each stick of memory, I've tried different hard drives, still same error

I've checked and bios is updated for the motherboard
I've tried without the video card

Are you performing a fresh format/install or an upgrade install?
 

cyclone3d

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Try reseating the CPU and clean/reapply the thermal paste.

What power supply do you have? How old is it?

May want to try reseating the power supply cables as well.

That error is usually caused by an unstable CPU - not enough voltage or just too high of an overclock.

It can also be caused by an overheating CPU. What CPU cooler are you using? What thermal paste?
 

Tawnos

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Random guess: Failing PSU or USB device that is misbehaving (e.g. holding a DMA session open after service request is finished).
 

ChadD

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ok figured it out.. turns out I didn't even think to take out the wifi card.. took out the wifi card and windows 10 installed no problem :)

Strange issue. Glad you fixed it. I was just about to post and say watchdog errors are always CPU errors. :)
 
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