Problem Installing W2K8 x64 - winload.exe

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Adam, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I am trying to install (the trial version) of 2008 Standard but I hit an
    error - immediately after the black screen with 'Loading Files' and the
    progress bar I get taken to a Windows Boot Manager screen with the
    following error:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be
    the cause.
    File : \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

    Status: 0xc00000001

    Info: The selected file could not be loaded because the application is
    missing or corrupt.

    The only option is Enter to continue or Esc to exit. Hitting enter
    enables a memory test, which passes fine.

    So as it doesn't even get as far as installing any files, I though it
    was a dead DVD burn. Re-downloaded it, re burned at a slower setting,
    no difference, tried a different drive, same.

    The strange thing is, I have successfully installed SBS2k8 x64 on
    another hdd in this system with no problems. Only the one hdd is
    connected (currently blank)

    Anyone any ideas?
    Adam, Feb 2, 2009
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  2. Adam

    Chris Guest

    I am actually having this exact same problem. Maybe it is something wrong
    with the image on the server?
    Chris, Feb 5, 2009
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  3. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I wondered that, I've twice downloaded it, burned it with different
    settings and used 3 different DVD drives with no different result.
    Unfortunately I don't have any other images to compare it against to
    know if it is valid or not.
    Adam, Feb 5, 2009
  4. Adam

    Adam Guest

    There is an updated download on the MS Server 2008 page now, updated
    3/2/09. This is a.exe which extracts a .iso, same filename as before,
    same size but has a different checksum. Burnt that and it works now :)
    Adam, Feb 5, 2009
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    DHD Guest

    I got this exact same problem when installing a Win2008 x86 virtual machine
    on host Window 2008 x64.
    the Win2008 x86 is a technet version:

    Could you please kindly let us know where you get the update from?
    DHD, Jun 3, 2009
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