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Hyper-V VM won't boot - Error failed to start code 32788

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#1 MGL1288


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Hi, Hopefully this makes sense and we can collaborate for a solution. 
After performing a server migration (Win 2012 R2), I reboot the Hyper-V host server (dkysrv) and the VM would not start up.
Got the error message - DKYDC01 would not start, in a saved state. Error failed to start code 32788 
Research pointed to Virtual Switch or NIC issue. 
Virtual switch seemed fine.
I made a copy of the VHD, created a new VM and attach VHD copy. I was able to boot with new VM and VHD copy.
But when I delete the old VM and VHD file, the error popped up agian. 
I also installed new NIC, but the issue persists. 
Anyone have any other suggestions?

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

Right-click the VM and check Properties. Something in the hardware is either no longer attached, or is no longer functioning. It may not be the NIC, it might be some other bit of hardware.

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