Consider the following scenario:
- You attach a storage device that has more than four partitions to a computer that has the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode enabled.
- You insert a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation DVD into a drive of the device, and then you start the computer from the DVD.
- You receive the following message during the startup process, and then you press a key:
In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
To integrate this hotfix, first extract the contents of the hotfix. Then, replace the files in the \efi\microsoft\boot folder on the Windows installation media with the updated versions that were extracted.
Note You cannot use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command line tool to integrate this hotfix because the updated files are not in the Install.wim file.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem 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: 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.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Registry informationTo use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
File informationThe global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notesImportant Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
|Efisys.bin||Not applicable||1,474,560||13-Jul-2010||13:58||Not applicable|
|Efisys_noprompt.bin||Not applicable||1,474,560||13-Jul-2010||13:58||Not applicable|
Steps to add the hotfix to an x64-bit version of installation mediaYou must have the Windows 7 or the Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) or OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) installed to create the installation media. To do this, follow these steps:
- Copy the Windows installation DVD to your hard disk (C:\bin).
- Make the customizations as needed.
- Create a temporary folder C:\hotfix.
- Use the following command to extract the hotfix CAB file Windows6.1-KB2223832-x64.cab:expand Windows6.1-KB2223832-x64.cab –F:* c:\hotfix\Note This command extracts files to the C:\hotfix\efi\microsoft\boot folder.
- Copy the following files from the C:\hotfix\efi\microsoft\boot folder to the C:\bin\efi\microsoft\boot folder to replace the existing files:
- Run the following command to create the ISO: Oscdimg -m -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,bC:\<path of the Etfsboot.com file under the Drive C>\etfsboot.com#pEF,e,bC:\hotfix\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin C:\BIN C:\x64_2k8r2.iso
For more information about how to create an ISO, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:947024 How to create an ISO image for UEFI platforms for a Windows PE CD-ROM for Windows Server 2008
- Burn C:\x64_2k8r2.iso to a DVD.
Article ID: 2223832 - Last Review: Aug 12, 2010 - Revision: 1