You cannot install Windows Server 2008 on a computer that uses the Intel Xeon processor and that has the WHEA feature enabled

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to install Windows Server 2008 on a computer that uses the Intel Xeon processor, the installation fails. This problem occurs if you have enabled the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) feature on the computer.

When this problem occurs, you receive the following stop error:
0x000000CE (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS
This issue affects the following Intel platforms:
  • Bensley
  • FoxCove

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the ERRDEV.SYS driver, a part of the WHEA feature, does not notify Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) that the driver is unloading. Therefore, this problem occurs when the APCI tries to access the unloaded driver.

RESOLUTION

A hotfix is available to resolve this problem. You have to install this hotfix before you enable the WHEA feature in BIOS.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problemP1 that P2 described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problemP1 described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information note

The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acpi.infNot Applicable8,92831-Jul-200822:31Not Applicable
Acpi.sys6.0.6001.22234267,32001-Aug-200803:42x86
Battc.sys6.0.6001.2223428,21601-Aug-200803:37x86
Compbatt.sys6.0.6001.2223420,79201-Aug-200803:37Not Applicable
Errdev.sys6.0.6001.222346,65601-Aug-200800:55x86
Wmiacpi.sys6.0.6001.2223411,26401-Aug-200800:55x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acpi.infNot Applicable8,78631-Jul-200822:38Not Applicable
Acpi.sys6.0.6001.22234327,22401-Aug-200804:02x64
Battc.sys6.0.6001.2223430,77601-Aug-200804:01x64
Compbatt.sys6.0.6001.2223423,60801-Aug-200804:01x64
Errdev.sys6.0.6001.222349,21601-Aug-200801:20x64
Wmiacpi.sys6.0.6001.2223414,33601-Aug-200801:20x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acpi.infNot Applicable8,78231-Jul-200822:29Not Applicable
Acpi.sys6.0.6001.22234782,90401-Aug-200803:47IA-64
Battc.sys6.0.6001.2223445,62401-Aug-200803:46IA-64
Compbatt.sys6.0.6001.2223438,84001-Aug-200803:46Not Applicable
Errdev.sys6.0.6001.2223417,40801-Aug-200801:02IA-64
Wmiacpi.sys6.0.6001.2223428,67201-Aug-200801:02IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, disable the WHEA feature in BIOS before you install Windows Server 2008.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Bensley platform, visit the following Intel Web site:
http://ark.intel.com/platforms.aspx?platform=33244
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information. For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb955545_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,36701-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43101-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42101-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42301-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42501-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43101-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42201-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42901-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
X86_acpi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22234_none_22f5f418e73a2568.manifestNot Applicable4,17701-Aug-200812:00Not Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_acpi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22234_none_7f148f9c9f97969e.manifestNot Applicable4,17901-Aug-200812:03Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37501-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43901-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42901-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43101-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43301-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43901-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43001-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43701-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_acpi.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22234_none_22f7980ee7382e64.manifestNot Applicable4,17801-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42501-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42601-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42901-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43401-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42601-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
Package_for_kb955545_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43301-Aug-200811:58Not Applicable
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Article ID: 955545 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
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