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WinPE 5 boot error after applying WIM image

Posted on 2014-01-31
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I recently created a dual boot (x86/x64) ISO using Windows ADK by following the the instructions on this webpage:

http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/111/Creating-a-dual-boot-WinPE-5-0-boot-image-x86-and-x64-support.aspx

I then added in several packages and a batch file that allows the user to choose five options, CMD, Startnet, diskpart, gimagex, quit.  This part works great.  Once the environment loads I chose diskpart and ran the following commands:

select disk 0
clean
create part primary
select vol 1
active
assign c:

and then:

format fs=ntfs quick

I then listed the volumes and made sure vol 1 was marked active and had the drive letter "C".  After that I mapped a network drive where the WIM image files are located and launched gimagex.  I chose the source as the network drive share, and the destination as the c:\ drive and clicked apply.  After the image finished applying I rebooted and received this error message:

Windows failed to start.  A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.  To fix the problem:

1.  Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.  Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3.  Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.


Status:  0xc000000e

I'm thinking the issue has something to do with the GUID that I received and placed in the BCD config when creating the x86/x64 wim image files with the link posted above, but I'm not 100% certain.  I searched EE and found something very similar to my issue here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_26956057.html

Any ideas now I can correct the problem and what may be the cause so I can adjust my WinPE 5.0 setup accordingly?  Thank you very much!


p.s. I sysprepped the image using Win 7 built in sysprep - did not /generalize or /oobe - should I have done that?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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you have to add the following command
bcdboot c:\windows
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by:netfriendsinc
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I need to enter that command before creating the ISO image?  Or while in the winPE environment?  Thanks David.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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after you apply the image

imagex /apply .....
bcdboot c:\windows

now you can exit winpe
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by:netfriendsinc
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thanks that's all that was needed!  much appreciated!
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