Receive BCDEdit.exe error when attempting to create a WinPE 2.1 PXE Menu Option

Article:TECH122264  |  Created: 2010-03-04  |  Updated: 2013-03-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH122264
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Issue



 
  While trying to create a WinPE 2.1 PXE boot image you receive the following error message in a pop-up box.

     Error opening file C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Local Settings\Temp\~bootwiz\2708\image\bcdedit.exe

Where %USER% is the currently logged on user.


Environment



Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1, 6.9 SP2, 6.9 SP3


Cause



Checking C: there was only 1.63Gb of remaining space.

Deleted enough data to move free space above 3Gb, and the Menu Option creation was able to complete.

 

When the menu option is being created, the "scratch" file is located on the drive that the %TEMP% environment variable is mapped to.  There needs to be enough free space to have 2 copies of the non-compressed WIM file open in the %TEMP% location.


Solution



Free up at least 2.8Gb of non-compressed disk space on drive that the %TEMP% environment variable is located on.



Legacy ID



51784


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH122264


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