When you start booting up a VM using WinePE4 boot image on a physical box where “No-Execute Memory Protection” is enabled in BIOS then you will receive:
“Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005D”
I have installed VMWare Workstation on HP Proliant server and PxE booted the Vmware workstation using WinPE4. As soon the machine powered up I have received “Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error Code: 0x0000005D”
I have another HP Proliant server and I can boot the VM’s without any issues.
After checking in the BIOS and quick Google lead my way to the solution.
The culprit was “No-Execute Memory Protection” setting in the BIOS has enabled.
Once I disable this option, everything started working.