In this article, I will cover the solution for SCCM OSD Error 0xc0000017 qlfcoei.sys. The error 0xc0000017 appears because the system does not have enough free RAM for the scratch partition required by the Boot Image.
During the operating system deployment, you can encounter several errors. Most of these errors appear with an error code and using that error code, you can find out the root cause. You can also use Configuration Manager error lookup tools to translate error codes to messages.
Recently, one of the users reported SCCM OSD error 0xc0000017. The error appeared on the hyper-v lab setup running Configuration Manager during a operating system deployment. The PXE client downloads the boot image and in few seconds it terminates with an error 0xc0000017 suggesting that hardware has changed and to reboot and try again. Note that since this happens outside WinPE, and therefore there are no logs to refer or troubleshoot this.
If you encounter an error during task sequence progressing, you can review the smsts.log file. If the error appears even before the task sequence is initiated, it means the boot image has issues or there are network issues.
SCCM OSD Error 0xc0000017 qlfcoei.sys
During operating system deployment, if you come across SCCM error 0xc0000017 qlfcoei.sys, this post will help you. The SCCM OSD error code 0xc0000017 translates to there isn’t enough memory available to create a RAM disk device.
If you encounter error 0xc0000017, along with qlfcoei.sys, it is usually because the system does not have enough free RAM for the scratch partition required by the Boot Image.
The qlfcoei.sys is a file located in Windows\System32\drivers folder. Typically, qlfcoei.sys errors manifest as a blue screen error (BSOD) and are caused by attempting to load a corrupt or missing Windows 64 bit device drivers, or having defective hardware associated with the driver.
Error Code 0xc0000017= There isn’t enough memory available to create a RAM disk device.
This error can be resolved by increasing the physical amount of RAM in the machine or virtual machine. At present, the scratch partition requires 500 MB+. Ensure your machine has at least 1 GB or more RAM before starting. UEFI/Windows 10 better represents this issue by simply reporting the issue as “not enough space to make a RAM disk drive”. I hope this helps.