I am unable to start a virtual machine connection when created I get an  error" The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running."

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I try looking for the service "hypervisor" but no look. I keep getting this error: The application ecounter an error while attempting to change the state of "(server name)" Servername failed to itialize. The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running. Is there a service that I need to start?
Question by:escobar27
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    Accepted Solution

    Are you able to start other servers on this Hyper-V machine, or will NO server start?

    Does your motherboard support Virtualization Technology? Is DPE enabled in the BIOS?

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    Assisted Solution

    Try rebooting your computer and then entering the BIOS. Under "Processor Information" or something related to that, you should see an option that reads "Virtualization Technology" that is probably disabled. Just enable that option and when you boot back into Windows Server 2008 you should be able to start your VM.

    I know most all Dell servers ship with that option turned off so just enable your Virtualization and you're good to go. If you have an old motherboard then you might need to upgrade your BIOS, if they support it; some older boards won't.

    Author Closing Comment

    I actually did also find the solution with was just enableing Virtualization technology in the BIOS. These are great questions talk you guys alot.

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