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
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  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.


Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1, 6.9 SP2, 6.9 SP3


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.


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

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