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When you use Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 to try to deploy an image of an earlier operating system, the deployment fails. The deployment process fails when it tries to load Winload.exe. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Note The client image can be a Windows XP image or a Microsoft Windows 2000 image.
Status: 0xc000000f - Error invalid drive
Info: The selected application could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
This problem occurs if the partition to which you are trying to deploy the image is not marked as active.
To resolve this problem, use the Diskpart.exe tool to mark the partition as active before you start the deployment. To do this, follow these steps:
ExampleThe following example shows a sample scenario of how you can use the Diskpart.exe tool to make a partition active. In this example, the following information is used to determine the affected partition:
Disk = 0
Partition = 1
At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command:
diskpart.exeFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
select disk 0
select partition 1
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415/ )A description of the Diskpart command-line utility