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Windows failed to start... status: 0xc000014c

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    Hello,

     

    I created an image and when I tried to make an .iso, it failed because the size of the .iso exceeded the 4GB. After downloading the latest version of WAIK the proces of creating an .iso was no problem anymore, minutes later a dvd was born with a backup of my system. But.. when I tried to boot from the dvd the following message appeared:

     

    Windows Boot Manager

     

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

     

    1. Insert you windows...

    2. Choose your language...

    3. Click ...

     

    File:     \Boot\BCD

    Status: 0xc000014c

    Info:      An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

     

    I used : oscdimg -n -bc:\windowspe-x86\etfsboot.com c:\windowspe-x86\ISO c:\windowspe-x86\VistaBkp.iso

     

    When I browse the dvd with explorer I can see a directoy named \Boot\ and a file BCD with a size of 256 kB.

     

    Is there anybody who can help me?

    Thanks in advance. 

     

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:54 PM

Answers

  • I had the same issue and here is how I got mine working. When trying to make a PE iso bigger than 4GB you need to set it up for DVD, and the UDF file system by adding the -m -u2 switches and removing the -n switch, like this:

    oscdimg -m -u2 -bc:\windowspe-x86\etfsboot.com c:\windowspe-x86\ISO c:\windowspe-x86\VistaBkp.iso

    then burn to DVD. Also make sure you have at least 512MB or more of RAM or the machine will sporadically reboot during Windows PE start, with no error code.

    Hope this helps!
    • Proposed as answer by J_Sunn Monday, December 15, 2008 5:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tim QuanModerator Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:43 AM
    Monday, December 15, 2008 5:52 PM
  • Hello Toni,

     

    Could you let me know the detailed steps how you created the WinPE bootable iso file?

     

    I suggest referring to the following article to create the WinPE bootable iso file:

     

    Windows PE Walkthroughs

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748899.aspx

     

    Oscdimg Command-Line Options

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749036.aspx

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

     

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:27 AM

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  • Hello Toni,

     

    Could you let me know the detailed steps how you created the WinPE bootable iso file?

     

    I suggest referring to the following article to create the WinPE bootable iso file:

     

    Windows PE Walkthroughs

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748899.aspx

     

    Oscdimg Command-Line Options

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749036.aspx

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

     

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:27 AM
  • Hello Tim,

     

    Thanks for the response.

    After the installation of Vista and several other programs I made an image with Imagex. On another pc I installed WAIK and used the CopyPE.cmd to prepare the system (step 1 of the walkthrough). I copied image.exe to the \ISO directory (step 2 of the walkthrough) and a wimscript.ini (step 3 of the walkthrough). Finally I used oscdimg to create the .iso (step 4 of the walkthrough) with the following parameters  "oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\ISO c:\winpe\VistaBkp.iso".

     

    A couple of months ago i made a backup of my system in exactly the same way and that went just fine. In the mean time the size of the image got bigger, that was the reason for installing the latest version of WAIK. In my opion that's the only thing that has been changed since the last time.

     

    Toni M 

     

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 11:24 AM
  • Hello Toni,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    Does the ISO size exceed the DVD-RW size?

     

    If so, you may need to split the file.

     

    Splitting an Image

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721885.aspx

     

    Create Spanned Media

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749189.aspx

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    • Proposed as answer by AthosMD Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:42 PM
    Friday, September 26, 2008 3:29 AM
  • Hello Tim,

     

    I'm confused.... I thought that if the iso was bigger then the dvd, Nero (in this case) would generate an error message and it would be impossible to continue, or am I mistaken?

     

    Toni.

    Friday, September 26, 2008 7:34 AM
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    Hi Toni,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    I suggest trying to boot the ISO file in a virtual machine to test the result. You can try Virtual PC 2007.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en

     

    If we can boot it from Virtual PC 2007, we can conclude the ISO file is fine.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Friday, September 26, 2008 8:45 AM
  • Hello Tim,

     

    Ok, I will try to boot in a virtual pc and let you know later.

     

    Toni. 

    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:52 AM
  • Toni,
    Did you ever get this resolved?  I have the exact problem on my laptop now...

    Thanks,
    Christian B.
    Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:30 PM
  • I had the same issue and here is how I got mine working. When trying to make a PE iso bigger than 4GB you need to set it up for DVD, and the UDF file system by adding the -m -u2 switches and removing the -n switch, like this:

    oscdimg -m -u2 -bc:\windowspe-x86\etfsboot.com c:\windowspe-x86\ISO c:\windowspe-x86\VistaBkp.iso

    then burn to DVD. Also make sure you have at least 512MB or more of RAM or the machine will sporadically reboot during Windows PE start, with no error code.

    Hope this helps!
    • Proposed as answer by J_Sunn Monday, December 15, 2008 5:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tim QuanModerator Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:43 AM
    Monday, December 15, 2008 5:52 PM