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The operating system couldn't be loaded because the kernel is missing

Udayv_TCS
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Hi,

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2016 working on UCS B-Series blade with UEFI and boot from SAN and seem to be hitting a brick wall.

The OS is installed and I can see the Windows Boot Manager entry and the EFI files are present. However, every boot loads the logo and then stops with:

 

The operating system couldn't be loaded because the kernel is missing or contains errors. File: \Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Status: 0xc0000185

 

I have tried different media with no luck. I can see the file is present if I load a LiveCD.

 

This is connecting to a PURE storage array over FC and we already use boot from SAN for our ESXi hosts running on the same blade chassis.

 

Thanks

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bre_cedwards
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Were you able to resolve this issue? I'm seeing the same issue with UCS-B booting from a PURE SAN over FC.

Same issue here, UCS firmware on 4.1(2b).  

Recall a case a few years ago where that was related to compatibility: Pure storage only supports 4MB SCSI commands but Microsoft Windows sends 8MB SCSI commands during UEFI boot from SAN operations

Do you have the option to try booting legacy (non-uefi) ?

Kirk...

brandonayub023
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Same issue here, anyone found a fix for it yet?

Regards. Team Storageboxdirect

marcpe
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Same issue here with UCSM 4.2(1f), B200M4, Pure array on FC and Windows 2k19.

Impossible to boot windows after complete uefi install. Error 0xc000007c, ntoskernel missing or corrupt. I tried to repair the boot with a custom iso (vic driver injected), no result. I also tried to run "sfc /scannow" on C: partition from WinPE but no corruption found.

Had to switch to legacy boot type. I'm in a lab environment so it's not a big deal.

Anyone opened a case to Cisco or Pure ?

Regards

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