why did my pc restart error after imaging with windows 10 using wds/mdt

Tyrone Thompson 0 Reputation points

"Why did my PC restart? There's a problem that's keeping us from getting your pc ready to use." I'm getting this error after imaging a pc through wds/mdt.. OS version is Windows 10 version 22H2. Please help.

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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 3,336 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    There are a few possible causes and solutions for this error, depending on your situation.

    One possible cause is that the boot.wim file from the installation media is not compatible with the OS version you’re trying to deploy. Starting with Windows 11, workflows that rely on boot.wim from installation media or on running Windows Setup in WDS mode will no longer be supported. If you’re using a boot.wim file from Windows 11 installation media, you’ll need to use a custom boot.wim file instead, such as the one provided by MDT or Configuration Manager.

    Another possible cause is that there is an issue with the ADK for Windows 11, version 22H2, which prevents the creation of a boot image using MDT. This is a known issue that has been reported by some users. You can try to use an older version of the ADK, such as the one for Windows 10, version 21H2, or wait for a fix from Microsoft.

    A third possible cause is that there is a hardware or software problem that prevents your PC from booting properly. This could be due to faulty or incompatible devices, drivers, or applications. You can try to remove any new hardware that you added before the error, or use the advanced troubleshooting options to repair or restore your PC.

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