Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Failed to launch. Required file not found. Program will exit ERR-0001
Taking advantage of new features in Windows 7 our organization added tech tools, such as SERT and DaRT, to our boot menu. Example: http://www.verboon.info/index.php/2010/11/adding-microsoft-diagnostics-and-recovery-toolset-dart-to-your-windows-7-boot-menu/. This configuration has worked well with SERT until recently. Using SERT 2.0.x our systems begin booting to SERT, but it fails to load and presents the following error message, "Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Failed to launch. Required file not found. Program will exit ERR-0001".
- Created a bootable USB SERT thumb drive using the same SERT 2.0.x media. SERT loads without error.
- Replaced the SERT files with version 1.0.15. SERT loads without error.
- Deleted the existing SERT files from the system, re-extracted the SERT files from the Symantec_Endpoint_Recovery_Tool_2.0.24_AllWin_EN.iso and copied them to the system. Same error.
Our reasearch has found that other SERT users are seeing this error, but there's no solution (at least for our scenario).
- This user appears to be having a similar issue and might indicate a problem with SERT having trouble with alternative boot methods: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/symantec-endpoint-recovery-tool-sert#comment-6161531
- This user had the same error; however he was apparently able to solve it by formating the USB drive, which is not an applicable solution in our case. https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/bootable-sert-usb-drive-failure-lauch-eer-0001 However, what is interseting to note is that he mentions a post (http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Norton-bootable-recovery-tool-gives-me-an-error/td-p/655143) that states both NBRT.exe and NRT.exe files need to be present in the in the ...\SOURCES\SYMANTEC_NBRT directory and that if one of these files is missing you will get this error. Like him we mounted the Symantec_Endpoint_Recovery_Tool_2.0.24_AllWin_EN.iso and found that it does NOT contain both of these files (it only contains the NBRT.exe file). In addition, during our troubleshooting we noticed that our older version of SERT (1.0.15) did not have the SYMANTEC_NBRT folder in the SOURCES directory. Given this, it may indicate an issue with the addition of the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool on the SERT media.
We aren't sure what direction to go next with this issue. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.