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Hyper-V "could not initialize"

    Question

  • I've installed Windows Server 2008 R2 enterbrize edition with Hyper-V role.

    I cannot connect to a virtual machine, trying to start a VM , Hyper-V Manager displays the following error:


    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker-Admin
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
    Date:          5/10/2011 6:21:10 PM
    Event ID:      3040
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:     
    User:          NETWORK SERVICE
    Computer:      WIN-I3SQSPCHPQ6
    Description:
    'My VM' could not initialize. (Virtual machine ID FCFC149D-73F9-49D9-8E7F-8716F58C5B06)
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker" Guid="{51DDFA29-D5C8-4803-BE4B-2ECB715570FE}" />
        <EventID>3040</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-05-10T15:21:10.157101900Z" />
        <EventRecordID>16</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="2512" ThreadID="12" />
        <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker-Admin</Channel>
        <Computer>WIN-I3SQSPCHPQ6</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-20" />
      </System>
      <UserData>
        <VmInitialize xmlns:auto-ns2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events" xmlns="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Virtualization/Events">
          <VmName>My VM</VmName>
          <VmId>FCFC149D-73F9-49D9-8E7F-8716F58C5B06</VmId>
        </VmInitialize>
      </UserData>
    </Event>

     

     

     

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:15 PM

Answers

  • To resolve this Issue, please follow these steps:


    1.Make sure all the Virtualization stuff was enabled on the BIOS
    2.Restart the Hyper-V services

    if you still have the same error, download and install the Service Pack 1 RC.

    regards

    • Marked as answer by Todd SY Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:41 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:04 AM

All replies

  • To resolve this Issue, please follow these steps:


    1.Make sure all the Virtualization stuff was enabled on the BIOS
    2.Restart the Hyper-V services

    if you still have the same error, download and install the Service Pack 1 RC.

    regards

    • Marked as answer by Todd SY Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:41 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:04 AM
  • I also found the same error as well on my hyper-v host.   I have sp1 and virtualization is enabled in the BIOS.

    I had to reboot this hyper-v host in order to log onto one of the hyper-v machines.   What is the root cause of this error? 

    The VHD is on a local drive and there are no hardware related errors. 


    dsk

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:04 PM
  • Most newer servers have virtualization enabled out the box without any required BIOS changes.

    If you have an ML350P Gen8 server you need to install SP1 (windows6.1-KB976932).  The older version of Hyper-V 2008 R2 gives an " <virtual machine> could not initialize" error.

    Hope this helps.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:19 PM
  • In my case SP1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 did the trick. Server HP Proliant ML110 G7.
    Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:48 PM
  • That was it!

    Thank you Muawiyah!

    SP1 solved the problem
    • Edited by ErnestoB Monday, May 6, 2013 1:56 AM
    Monday, May 6, 2013 1:55 AM