Error code 0xE0000100 while installing Windows Server 2012 R2

Home > Blogs > Windows Server 2012 > Error code 0xE0000100 while installing Windows Server 2012 R2

Error code 0xE0000100 while installing Windows Server 2012 R2

Like This Blog 3 Rick Trader
Added by August 10, 2016

Recently while attempting to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a virtual machine I received the following error after clicking the Install button:

Error code 0xE0000100

So based on the error my first assumption was my installation ISO must be corrupted, so I downloaded a new file from MSDN.  After the downloading the new ISO I received the same error.  So being a little stubborn I tried a Server 2012 ISO I had and again the same error.  I tried a Windows 8 ISO I had available, didn’t get the same error but an issue reading the license file.

So next assumption maybe somehow Hyper-V has gotten corrupted.  So I completely uninstall the Hyper-V role and ensure I clean the registry of any instances of Hyper-V.  Reinstall Hyper-V wouldn’t you know it the same error.  Now I am getting a little frustrated.  So I started researching the 0xE0000100 error code.  Found lots of irrelevant stuff out there.  But, then stumbled across the true cause of the error.

The default memory value when creating a virtual machine in Hyper-V is 512MB which is the minimum memory required to install Windows Server 2012 R2.  I had selected use Dynamic Memory so I assumed it allocate what was needed.  What I found was it doesn’t.  Because the drive is not formatted yet and no memory swap file exists the ISO was unable to extract into memory.  As a result the installation files were not available to continue.  There are 2 solutions to the problem.  The easiest is to up your memory larger the 800 MB or prior to pressing the Install button exit to a command prompt, format the drive and create a memory swap file.

I chose the easier of the 2 by upping my memory to 1024 MB.  Installation completed without any other issues.

Hope this solves your installation problem and you research the error prior to jumping through hoops like I did.

Until next time, RIDE SAFE!!

Videos You May Like

A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

0 3896 0

Mark Jacob, Cisco Instructor, presents an introduction to Cisco Modeling Labs 2.0 or CML2.0, an upgrade to Cisco’s VIRL Personal Edition. Mark demonstrates Terminal Emulator access to console, as well as console access from within the CML2.0 product. Hello, I’m Mark Jacob, a Cisco Instructor and Network Instructor at Interface Technical Training. I’ve been using … Continue reading A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

Creating Dynamic DNS in Network Environments

0 643 1

This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! In this video, CompTIA Network + instructor Rick Trader teaches how to create Dynamic DNS zones in Network Environments. Video Transcription: Now that we’ve installed DNS, we’ve created our DNS zones, the next step is now, how do we produce those … Continue reading Creating Dynamic DNS in Network Environments

Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

0 727 1

This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! In this video, CompTIA Network + instructor Rick Trader demonstrates how to use cable testers in network environments. Let’s look at some tools that we can use to test our different cables in our environment. Cable Testers Properly Wired Connectivity … Continue reading Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

Write a Comment

See what people are saying...

    Share your thoughts...

    Please fill out the comment form below to post a reply.