WinPE error "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" in a virtual environment

Article:TECH167902  |  Created: 2011-08-24  |  Updated: 2012-07-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH167902
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



WinPE fails to boot succesfully.


Error



The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Environment



WinPE 2.1


Cause



Missing driver for the storage controller due to selected virtual hardware


Solution



The virtual server had the hardware component Disk: Logical SAS

Either add a driver for this hardware type or change the Disk to a different type like Logical parallel.




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH167902


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