When upgrading to Windows, many a time, Enterprise IT admins use a custom script that can set up a few things right along with the installation. These scripts can install software, apply group policies, and so on. If you receive any of the error codes 0XC19001e2, 0XC19001e3, 0XC19001e4, and 0XC19001e5, then there is a problem with your script.
0XC19001e2, 0XC19001e3, 0XC19001e4, 0XC19001e5 Errors
But before we talk about the solution, let’s take a look at what each of these error messages means:
1] 0XC19001e2 MOSETUP_E_PREINSTALL_SCRIPT_FAILED: A preinstall script failed to execute or returned an error.
2] 0XC19001e3 MOSETUP_E_PRECOMMIT_SCRIPT_FAILED: A pre-commit script failed to execute or returned an error.
3] 0XC19001e4 MOSETUP_E_FAILURE_SCRIPT_FAILED: A failure script failed to execute or returned an error.
4] 0XC19001e5 MOSETUP_E_SCRIPT_TIMEOUT: A script exceeded the timeout limit.
The error codes are self-explanatory; depending on the error code, you need to check part of the script depending on the error code.
Scripts can have two major stages. First is the pre-install part, which checks for prerequisites, while pre-commit is just before everything is finalized.
Windows Scripts consists of two scripts— Setupcomplete.cmd and ErrorHandler.cmd. W
While the former runs immediately after the users get access to the desktop, and the second script is used to run automatically when the setup encounters a fatal error like the above.
Microsoft has recommended that there may be situations where the setup could encounter multiple errors. It will result in running the ErrorHandler script multiple times. So it is recommended to make sure that the code takes care of this situation.
There may be instances when Windows Setup encounters more than one error and runs the ErrorHandler.cmd script more than once. When developing the code for ErrorHandler.cmd, make sure that you can run this script multiple times.
You can learn more about Windows Setup Scripts here on Microsoft.
Also read: How to fix Script Error on Windows.