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PXE Error

Created: 02 Nov 2011 • Updated: 20 Sep 2012 | 10 comments
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HI,

I am using Ghost 2.5.1  when I  do PXE boot am getting the follwing error . "The boot selection failed because a required device is disabled"

Please advise me , help me with a solution

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EdT's picture

At what point do you get the message?  Are you booting to a menu and then getting an error on selection, or when?

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Gille H's picture

I got 2 names to choose after I chose the name getting the message

EdT's picture

Not enough information to help you. Perhaps you could publish your menu file and the code that gets run when you make the selection.

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Harshu's picture

 What is the Pre-OS used

Gille H's picture

I'm using WinPE pre-os, When I do the PXE boot on the Ghost server this message comes up, please advise me

EdT's picture

This looks like a critical driver is missing, and I would suspect that perhaps your boot environment lacks a device driver for the SATA hard disk in your system. If your bios has a hard disk "compatibility mode" setting which allows a SATA hard disk to emulate the older parallel ATA standard, then you could try PXE booting with this setting enabled and see if it fixes the problem. If it does, then at least you know that the answer is to add the correct Vista 32 bit driver to WinPE for your SATA chipset (Winpe uses Vista kernel so needs Vista drivers). The same applies to your NIC chipset - PXE booting uses a standardised method to read the initial boot loader file, but you still need a valid WinPE driver for the LAN NIC chip in your system so that WinPE can access the network once booted.

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Gille H's picture

Thanks for the advise I will try it and let you know

Harshu's picture

Create new PXE boot package after adding right SATA and NIC Windows Vista 32 bit drivers to WINPE 2.0 template. Make sure you dont have old packages

Gille H's picture

Hi people good news s I have added the SATA drive isue has been fixed.Thanks for all your sugesstions