# Windows 10 won’t boot without USB stick

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I have just installed Windows 10 final (from USB stick as my laptop does not have DVD). Everything went without a problem. The computer restarts correctly while an USB device is inserted (it does not have to be a bootable drive, it can even be an empty USB stick).

If I remove the USB drive, Windows boot does not complete.

Safe mode boots ok without the stick.
Boot log without the USB stick ends like this:

BOOTLOG_LOADED \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\UsbHub3.sys


Successful Boot log (with stick in) goes past:

BOOTLOG_LOADED \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\UsbHub3.sys


Any ideas on what to remove/change/proceed? I really don't want to restore/reinstall.

Thank you!

c:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt.