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DS6.9 SP3 \Boot\BCD 0xc0000001 errors

Created: 25 Mar 2013 • Updated: 27 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
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I'm running into an issue with one of my deployment servers. It seems I have to always restart the PXE services in order to get this thing to boot into WinPE.

I reboot the server, then these services in the specific order.

Deployment Server Data Manager

PXE Manager

and then PXE Config Helper

It works once, but after it completely fails again going into this Windows Boot Manager failure screen with

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000001


Something is corrupt, but I don't know what I need to fix. I've already tried re-creating the images and don't think that is a part of the issue.

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BBC's picture

I assume this error shows up on the client and so think this could be missing drivers like storage or controller. Do you see this against specific hardware and am I understanding this correct that first run, this WinPE fails and second run against the same hardware it boots up successfully ?

Thanks, -BBC

JHBPJF's picture

The issue is with this specific deployment server. Yesterday I upgraded the VM to ESXi 5.1 and that seems to have caused issues with this server now.

I always have to restart the MFTP services or else I run into this boot issue. Any ideas?

JHBPJF's picture

Looks like the VM was running 1 core only, and when pxe booting, the CPU process spiked all the way to 100% and totally hung up the system. Seems like an issue after upgrading to ESXi 5.1.0. on ESXi 4.1.0 everything was fine.

Solution: Increase cores to 2 and install VMWare Tools.