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Windows 8.1 update success (Ramdisk error)

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 update success (Ramdisk error)

    Just sharing in case people have been having the same problem following a Store update to 8.1.

    After downloading and installing via the store, a restart shows a bluescreen displaying:

    Your PC needs to be repaired
    There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device
    Error Code: 0xc0000017
    You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media... blah blah blah"

    However, after getting that message, I was able to select F9 and it rebooted back into Windows 8 with a message stating:

    Sorry, we couldn't complete the update to Windows 8.1. We've restored your previous version of Windows to this PC

    After a lot of digging, I decided that a system refresh was the way forward.
    After I did this, I installed one update - KB2871389. This made the 8.1 update visible in the store
    Applied the store update and it worked perfectly.

    Happy days

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for reporting your success!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 update success (Ramdisk error)

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