A Windows Server 2008 system or a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 system cannot start after you increase or reduce the size of the boot volume on a GPT disk

A Windows Server 2008 system or a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 system cannot start after you increase or reduce the size of the boot volume on a GPT disk

Article ID : 954207
Last Review : June 20, 2008
Revision : 1.0
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:

• You install Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on a GUID partition table (GPT) disk.
• Then, you convert the GPT disk from the Basic disk type to the Dynamic disk type.
• Later, you increase or reduce the size of the boot partition on the dynamic disk by using the Disk Management snap-in.

In this scenario, the system cannot start. When you try to start the system, you receive the following error message:

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
3. Click Repair your computer.
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: boot_file
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs because the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the boot partition changes when you increase or reduce the size of an existing partition. Therefore, the system cannot start from the boot partition.

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RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

Windows Vista Service Pack 1

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a Hotfix download available section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note The Hotfix download available form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1, x64-based versions

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Amd64_cd498108106509e3b41b41749f42043b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_46eb755e77ff469b.manifest Not Applicable 712 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-dynamicvolumemanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_39acfccb57a217c1.manifest Not Applicable 4,535 13-Jun-2008 04:57 Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,798 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,967 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_3_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,803 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_4_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,803 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,375 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,439 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,429 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,431 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,433 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,439 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,430 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,437 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Volmgrx.sys 6.0.6001.22202 409,656 13-Jun-2008 04:10 x64

Windows Server 2008

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a Hotfix download available section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note The Hotfix download available form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Amd64_cd498108106509e3b41b41749f42043b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_46eb755e77ff469b.manifest Not Applicable 712 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-dynamicvolumemanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_39acfccb57a217c1.manifest Not Applicable 4,535 13-Jun-2008 04:57 Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,798 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,967 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_3_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,803 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_4_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,803 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,375 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,439 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,429 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,431 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,433 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,439 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,430 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,437 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Volmgrx.sys 6.0.6001.22202 409,656 13-Jun-2008 04:10 x64

Windows Server 2008, Itanium-based versions

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Ia64_1c7615b83c9bd0849d7763fa4463a303_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_9e8ed658a6834ce3.manifest Not Applicable 710 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-dynamicvolumemanager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22202_none_dd90053d9f42af87.manifest Not Applicable 4,532 13-Jun-2008 04:38 Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,793 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,798 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_3_for_kb954207~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,798 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,425 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,426 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,429 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,434 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,426 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Package_for_kb954207_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,433 13-Jun-2008 16:33 Not Applicable
Volmgrx.sys 6.0.6001.22202 1,033,784 13-Jun-2008 04:21 IA-64

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

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Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertiseinter kbbug kbfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB954207

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