Cannot install OS using MDT on SATA drives, new Dell Optiplex 3020 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Got in a few new Optiplex 3020s and wanted to deploy Win7 using MDT.

    It gets to the point of going to

    File: \boot\boot.sdi, waits a few seconds (when usually MDT should start) and then gets an error:

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




    Status: 0xc0000001

    Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

    This is happening on a few systems, different HDs.

    I have updated the MDT with the latest 3020 CAB files, as well as specifically the network drivers.  It still doesn't work.  

    The BIOS is the latest, as it came with A03, set to AHCI.

    What might I be missing in this process?

    • Edited by johnclin Monday, August 11, 2014 7:31 PM
    Monday, August 11, 2014 6:54 PM

All replies

  • Please check that Secure boot is disabled in UEFI Setup (BIOS). If it is then try a different SATA driver.
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:24 AM
  • Yes, has been disabled.

    What kind of different SATA driver besides from the Dell site?

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:35 PM
  • Okay so step 1 of disabling the UEFI is good.

    The drivers for that model are here

    Import that CAB into MDT out of box drivers.

    For deployment with usb media, you will want to create a media under Advanced Configuration--> Media folder. Your Windows PE tab should include the defauly selection profile--> All drivers

    Include only drivers of the following types:

    ALL network drivers

    ALL mass storage drivers.....

    Have you done this?

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:46 PM
  • JohnClin - Missing some information from you here.

    If you are getting "black screen" boot problems, then getting the latest drivers from Dell won't help.

    *HOW* are you booting up? Sounds like you are doing a PXE boot here (or USB vs DVD vs hard disk boot). Did you boot up to a PXE server with a verified uEFI image? Tells is about your PXE server. Specifically, does the Dell 3020 support CSM, and BIOS PXE (I doubt it).

    Also, in the uEFI world, we don't call it a BIOS anymore, we call it firmware. :)...


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] -

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:35 AM
  • did you find a solution for this, I am getting the same issue when trying to pxe boot Status: 0xc0000001
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:37 PM
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    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] -

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:10 PM