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Error booting after fresh install with MDT version 8443 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am network booting to a server using an ISO burned to a flash drive. On one particular hardware platform I get a error from Windows Boot Manager saying Windows failed to start followed by how to fix the problem by running a repair and this info:

    File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

    Status: 0xc000000f

    Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

    It then reboots after a few minutes but always comes back to this screen.

    Now, if I hit F12 (Lenovo ThinkCentre M900) for a boot menu I see that there are 2 optins for Windows Boot Manager

    SATA 1:  Windows Boot Manager

    SATA 1:  Windows Boot Manager

    If I let it run on the first option, I get the no boot situation. However if I select the second option, I can successfully boot into new OS. 

    Once in the new OS I do a bcdedit /enum firmware I get:

    {fwbootmgr}

    {GUID} (Not "GUID" but I don't want to type the big long number!)

    {bootmgr}

    {more GUIDs}

    .

    .

    .

    If i delete the GUID from above {bootmgr} (bcdedit /delete {GUID} problem solved.  I don't like that as my solution though.

    Here's the strange part. The boot image I am using is from a server that is running MDT v6.3.8443.1000.  If I do the whole process on server (create boot image from and boot to) that is running v6.3.8330.1000 I can successfully install an OS with no extra firmware entry above {bootmgr}.


    Is this a bug with 8443? Is there a way to fix it? I feeling like my solution is more of a work around.



    • Edited by Chris2061 Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:59 PM clarifications
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:54 PM

All replies

  • If I create boot media using the LiteTouchPE_x64.iso from the server with the older version of MDT (8330) I can successfully install the OS. So it looks like a bug in the way 8443 generates boot media and then only with this particular hardware platform?? I also have several models of Lenovo laptops that I can successfully install to.
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:31 PM