Windows Failed To Start – VMware ESXi PXE

When trying to PXE boot a VM on VMware ESXi, you can get this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

  1. Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
  2. Choose your language setting, and then click “Next.”
  3. Click “Repair your computer.”

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc0000001

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

To fix the Windows failed to start error, change the network card adapter in the VM to e1000.

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