Troubleshooting Hackintosh Installation on Powerx H310C Motherboard Using USB 3.0 Pendrive in USB 2.0 Port

The issue you're experiencing with being stuck on the "" screen during a Hackintosh installation could be related to several factors. Here are some troubleshooting steps based on your specific hardware (Powerx H310C motherboard) and the use of a USB 3.0 pendrive on a USB 2.0 port:


Target Audience:** Intermediate to Expert Hackintosh users.

1. Check BIOS Settings:**
   - Ensure that the BIOS is set to UEFI mode, not Legacy.
   - Disable Secure Boot.
   - Set the USB drive as the first boot device.

2. USB Port Compatibility:**
   - Although using a USB 3.0 drive in a USB 2.0 port shouldn't be an issue, try using a USB 2.0 pendrive if possible.
   - Alternatively, try a different USB port, preferably a USB 3.0 port if your motherboard has one.

3. Correct Boot Loader and Configuration:**
   - Ensure you are using the right bootloader for your Hackintosh setup (such as Clover or OpenCore).
   - Verify that the config.plist file is correctly set up for your specific hardware.

4. Verify Pendrive Preparation:**
   - Check if the macOS installation drive was created correctly.
   - If unsure, recreate the installation media using a trusted guide.

5. Graphics and Kernel Extensions (Kexts):**
   - If your motherboard has onboard graphics, ensure they are enabled or disabled as per your setup requirements.
   - Verify that you have the necessary kexts for your motherboard and other hardware components.

6. Test with Minimal Hardware:**
   - Disconnect any non-essential hardware that could cause conflicts, like additional PCIe cards or unusual peripherals.

7. Update BIOS:**
   - Check the manufacturer’s website for any BIOS updates that might improve compatibility.

8. Check for Known Issues:**
   - Look for any known compatibility issues with the Powerx H310C motherboard in Hackintosh communities.

9. Console Output for Error Identification:**
   - If possible, enable verbose mode during boot to identify where the boot process is halting.

10. Community Support:**
    - If the issue persists, seek assistance from Hackintosh forums or communities with specifics about your hardware and steps you've taken.

Visual Aids:** Screenshots of BIOS settings and correct bootloader configurations can be beneficial.

Additional Note:** Hackintosh builds can vary greatly, and what works for one setup might not work for another. Patience and careful troubleshooting are key.

Note :

Motherboard : Powerx h310c

I’m using usb 3.0 pendrive on 2.0 port.

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