STOP 0x0000007B on P2V Windows 7

STOP 0x0000007B on P2V’d Windows 7
Just P2V Win7? Only one problem! You’ll get a STOP 0x0000007B on boot. With automatic reboot on error enabled, it also manifests itself as a Windows Boot Manager error, Status: 0xc0000225, Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

For days I played with DiskPart and BCDEdit.
Then I found:
http://www.mindspring.com/~andrew.cohen/

This gave me a direction, but didn’t solve my issue. Playing with additional services I came up with the final steps here:

1.Mount the Win7 DVD in VMware Player and boot to it.
2.At the first screen (Language Selection), hit Shift-F10 for a command prompt.
3.Run Regedit.
4.Load the system hive from the VM’s disk:

1.Highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
2.File > Load Hive
3.Select < c: > \Windows\System32\config\system
4.Regedit will ask for a Key name: Name it something like “asdf”
5.Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\asdf\ControlSet001\Services\intelide
6.Change the data for value “Start” from “3” to “0”.
6a.Also repeat for: HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet001/Services/ and edit the “Start” parameter to the corresponding value from the list:

Aliide = 3
Amdide =3
Atapi = 0
Cmdide = 3
iaStorV = 3
intelide = 0
msahci = 3
pciide = 3
viaide = 3
7.File > Unload Hive.
8.Exit regedit.
9.Reboot the VM.

Voila! Hear the angles sing!

How to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

1. Download the free Hyper-V server at: Download
2. Burn the .iso file to a blank DVD and boot it to a capable pc(host).   (Read Requirements)
3. Start the installation and finish it (it is similar to windows server 2008 r2).
4. Download the HVremote script to make the appropriate changes on Hyper-V so it can communicate later with Hyper-V manager.Read its documenation for how to do the installation on server(hyper-v) and on client (win7 or server 2008).
Download
5.Ok, now that we installed Hyper-V we can install RSAT tools to be able to manage it remotelly.
Download
After completion of installation you will be able to find Hyper-V manager on control panel -> administrative tools.
After the installation of RSAT don’t forget to run HVremote script above both on Win7 (client) and Hyper-V Server (host).
6. If all steps complete successfully we are able now to manage our Hyper-V Server using our Hyper-V manager console.
 

Install Hyper-V inside VMware Workstation 8

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and is finally here, and you may ask why. Well I had to do a lot of labs with Hyper-V and I just din not had the hardware, OK…the money for the hardware. Now I can create my labs without barriers on a single host using VMware Workstation, but a little hack is still needed for this. It can’t be done with previous versions on VMware Workstation only with version 8.

I will be using for this demonstration the latest server platform from Microsoft which is Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, so let’s get started.

I’ve already installed Windows Server as a virtual machine than I shut it down. Now open the VM (virtual machine) setting by going to VM > Setting, or just hit Ctrl+D. What we need to configure here are some processor settings, so click the Processors device in the list.

On the right side there is the Virtualization engine option that has a drop down box with some settings there, choose the last one in the list Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI. Don’t click OK yet because we are not done here, you need to check the box Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI. Now you can click OK.

If you try to install Hyper-V without configuring these settings you get an error message like the one in the picture.

If you power on the VM and try to install Hyper-V with these settings it will work, but a problem will arise later, you can’t power on the virtual machine inside Hyper-V. An error message will appear, and sometimes a blue screen.

To fix this issue we need to edit the configuration file of the virtual machine, you know… that *.vmx file. So go to the location where your VM resides and open the .vmx file. Here put this line somewhere:

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"

Save the file and now we can start the VM and install Hyper-V inside this virtual machine. Don’t expect to have performance, because you are not going to, but this is great for tests environments and learning for your certifications.

If you want to know more on how to install Hyper-V please go to this post where I explained in detail the installation.

 

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