Component Object Model (COM) Error – ERROR_VHD_DRIVE_FOOTER_CORRUPT 0xC03A0003

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “ERROR_VHD_DRIVE_FOOTER_CORRUPT 0xC03A0003” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The virtual hard disk is corrupted. The virtual hard disk drive footer in the virtual hard disk is corrupted.