Unable to re-install Windows 10 on former W10 Insider Device - Error 0xc0000272

Maurice Wörnhard
Occasional Contributor

Hi all


I am getting a bit desperate. A couple of weeks ago i have installed Windows 10 Insider on a new HP notebook. Now I try to re-image the device with the current Windows 10 (1703), but I am unable to do so:



PXE-Boot works, but as soon as the WIM-file is almost loaded Windows crashes with error Windows Deployment Service Encountered an error (0xc0000272). This happens on multiple, independent WDS Servers. The logs do not show anything useful.



The device refuses to boot from an USB stick that works properly on other devices.


I have reset pretty much everything I can think of - the BIOS settings, TPM and fingerprint etc.

Switching between Secure Boot / Legacy does not make a difference.


Any suggestions from the community?

Thanks for reading,

- Maurice


2 Replies

Important additional technical detail: the problem only occurs in UEFI boot mode, legacy boot mode works fine.


Solution: After exchanging the motherboard of the computer UEFI-boot was working again. So I guess it was a hardware error.

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