Fix “Error Loading Operating System” Bug When Deploying Windows XP with Windows Deployment Toolkit

This problem is related to the previous article I wrote about loading text-mode drivers into a Windows XP installation source added to a Windows Deployment Toolkit (formerly called BDD) distribution share.  Because of an incompatibility between Windows XP and the way that Windows PE formats the hard drive by default, many users will find that, after the PE portion of the installation completes, the operating system will fail to load off the hard drive. Johan Arwidmark over at has written a fantastic tutorial with a simple solution to the problem, which can be overcome without changing anything on the target PC.