I recently had an issue with a virtual machine I created in Hyper-V stuck at the ‘starting windows’ screen. It wouldn’t even boot the installer – it simply hung after the loading files prompt at the ‘starting windows’ prompt. It turns out the solution was really simple. When I created the virtual machine, I selected Gen2 as the version. This only works for Windows Server 2012 or later, so I went in to the virtual machine settings an disabled Secure boot. This got me past the secure boot failure I was seeing previously, but it appears 2008 and Gen2 virtual machines do not play ball at all. The solution was simply to delete the virtual machine, create a new Gen 1 machine and everything worked as you would...Read More »
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I'm a gadget loving code-junkie who loves to program, create websites and try out new stuff. Married, with two young daughters I am also a keen marathon runner and fitness enthusiast.
- Cloud Technologies (Azure & AWS)
- Mobile application development
- WordPress / Orchard CMS / Alterian ACM
- C#, Asp.net MVC & WebForms, Python
- IIS & Windows Server