Thursday, June 9, 2011

Stop 0x0000005D on VMware when using WinPE or WAIK

Problem: WinPE images crash with a stop 0x0000005D blue screen error on some VMware virtual machines.
Solution: 64-bit WinPE images cannot execute on VMs defined with a 32-bit operating system within VMware.  To temporarily work around the issue, change the Guest Operating System to a 64-bit version.  Remember to change it back when finished using WinPE on the guest.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for that - I accidentally select 32-bit instead of 64-bit when creating a new VM, and was getting this stop. Re-creating as 64bit fixed it!

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  2. Thank you so much...i was bugging my head before seeing this..

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  3. wow...great catch.. been driving me nuts

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  4. Ah... Thanks!
    In my case was working with a converted VMBox machine. VMWare was seeing as Win2003 when it was Win2008-64.

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