After a failed Win 7 64 bit installation on a HP Compaq 6305 Pro SFF using PXE boot from an install server, I have the following error.
"No physical memory is availible at the location required for the Windows Boot Manager. The system cannot continue"
I have done the following:
-Removed the HD and replaced it with a new HD with a cloned image and received the same error.
-The new HD was removed and placed into a known good system and worked fine. The HD from the know good system was installed into the system receiving the error and the error remained.
- Removed and re-seated the memory sticks
- Replaced the memory sticks with known good memory sticks
- Added additional memory sticks
- Reset the CMOS
- Popped the CMOS Battery and left it out for at least 10 minutes and reinstalled
- Reset all of the settings in the BIOS to factory default
- Attempted to use the Windows Install disk
All of these actions only eliminated them as possibilities but I continue to get the same error.
I have scoured the HP site for insight with little success and have scoured a variety of other sites on the web and this issue does not appear to be common. This said I have found the issue but it seems to happen to people who are trying to install new hardware. I am not installing any new hardware. I also know that the image we are using is not corrupt as it has installed on 20 other systems without issue.
After doing some further research, it seems that the WBM writes some code into the NVRAM to aid in waking up Windows from hibernate. I cannot find a way to clear this code from the NVRAM.
I am open to any suggestions.