Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64 hangs at "Setup is starting Windows" screen during instllation
Posted on 2008-10-03
We are running an ESX server with multiple virtual servers running 64bit OS's. I am trying to install a new virtual server with Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64. When the virtual machine is booted to the ISO image for installation it hangs at "Setup is starting Windows". At this point, the virtual host machine's CPU maxes out at 100%. Installation does not continue past this point.