Explorer.exe crashes on new imported Virtual machine
Posted on 2010-01-12
This Virtual machine is a .vhd created of drive C: from an existing running w2k3 server.
The conversion was done with xenConvert and worked fine.
When I boot the new machine in Hyper-V Windoes starts but I get a blank(blue) screen after logging in. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting Task Manager shows me there is no Explorer.exe process.
I tried running Explorer as a new process, it runs for a few seconds and then appears process DrWatson and they both vanish.
In Application Event Log there is an Applicaion Error Event ID 1000
Description: Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.3790.3959, faulting module explorer.exe, version 6.03790.3959, fault address 0x00000000001f385 (ten zeroes)
Some other symptom probably also due to the fact that Explorer.exe is not running is that the sesolution of the screen is very low and there is no Right Click