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SCCM: Windows failed to start. Status: 0xc000035a

by on Nov.10, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is an error that I’ve got while trying to PXE boot laptop.


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Status: 0xc000035a
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical systme driver is missing, or corrupt.
The fix was a simple one. Open SCCM console and delete Boot images, then create them again and this should fix the issue.
I’ve shown how to recreate boot images here:
http://www.kozeniauskas.com/itblog/2009/02/08/sccm-adding-deleted-boot-image/

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Dustin Mobley

    So i get a similar error except my says iastors.sys instead of iastor.sys
    Think this is the same problem?

  • Dustin Mobley

    I follwed your tutorial and now when I try an OSD it applys the image, but no packages from the Task Sequence installs. It joins the domain, it applies the image, etc.. but it doesnt install office, adobe, etc… Any ideas?

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