finally figured out how to get windows 10 without any more random crashes.
The culprit = windows 7 64 bit drivers from asrock website. You need the intel inf drivers on their website for sandy bridge for later use.
You also need either a ps2 keyboard/mouse or a pcie usb card to get through...
A few questions i have.
Is it possible to get to bios with pci-e video card, and onboard vga disabled?
is this normal. Upon shut down/reboot or turn on pc again, motherboard cycles, does not boot, then recycles then finally boots.
normal boot also takes a while before bios screen shows up...