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I am installing a 2008R2 standard edition server on a hyper-v running on a server 2012R2 standard. Every time I install the server I am getting the following error, followed by a restart which causes a blue-screen.

Error

The only thing I can find in the event viewer is: EventViewer

But this seems unrelated. And I doubt I can resolve it untill the OS is fully installed.

What could I be dealing with? I'm inclined to think corrupt memory in the host server, but I'm not entirely familiar with Hyper-V and would like some alternatives before reviewing hardware.

  • What hardware are you running Hyper-V on? – tombull89 Aug 19 '14 at 7:46
  • Proliant ML370 G5 series. – Reaces Aug 19 '14 at 7:47
  • I also run Hyper-V on a G5 (at home), it's never given me any issues. Does it fail at the same point each time? – tombull89 Aug 19 '14 at 7:51
  • It seems to fail around the time of the first reboot every time. – Reaces Aug 19 '14 at 7:52
  • I'd grab a trial Server 2012 .iso and give that a go. Failing that, I'd swap out RAM pairs and see if you have any luck there. – tombull89 Aug 19 '14 at 7:56
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I switched to using en_windows_server_2008_r2_with_sp1_x64_dvd.iso and this version succeded in installing.

Perhaps I made a mistake and used my old copy of en_windows_server_2008_r2_standard_enterprise_datacenter_and_web_with_sp1_debug_checked_build_x64_dvd after downloading a fresh ISO. Or something happened on both downloads...

Regardless, the issue was with the ISO, and downloading a different one fixed it.

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