Hyper-V with ISO

I keep having problems creating a new VM with Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008 R2) using a ISO image to boot the machine...

The error message is:
"Boot failure. Reboot and select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"

I researched this on the web and still no solution.

Any thoughts?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Try a different OS ISO. If you created the ISO, then burn it to DVD and try booting a physical box to make sure the ISO is correct.

In the settings shown, look a little further up at the BIOS Boot Order. Make sure your CD is first.

We use CDBurnerXP for our ISO needs and it has never failed us. Virtual-Clone Drive is a utility you can use to live mount an ISO into an existing OS to work with its contents.


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conrad2010Author Commented:
thanks for the reply...

it looks like the bootable ISO is the problem... I downloaded the suggested program but I'm not sure if it works for Windows 2008 Server R2... tried a half a dozen combinations (inlcuding reading the documentation on this)...

Attached are the boot options settings (just in case you see something obvious)... and this time I'm getting the error:

Disk I/O error
Replace the disk, and then press any key
conrad2010Author Commented:
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Are you trying to _create_ an ISO of the R2 DVD?

If so, put it in your optical drive, start CDBurnerXP and choose Copy Disk from the file menu.

Set the destination to the hard drive and name the new ISO file. Run the process. The resulting ISO will be an _exact_ replica of the original DVD and be bootable to any VM.

We ISO all media that runs through our shop.

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