Hyper-V VM Fails to Start

I have recently built server 2008 on a desktop machine and installed the hyper v role but am unable to get a virtual machine to start, i have confirmed that the no execute bit and virtualisation technology is enabled in the bios and hyper visor is set to start automatically in the boot configuration data store using bcdedit

Machine specs are

Motherboard - Evga X58 SLI LE 757
CPU - Intel Core i7 920
Memory - 6 GB ST DDR3-1333

from everything i have read on the net this setup should be able to run a hyper v vm

Any help would be greatly appreciated
MSLCNSAsked:
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
Attached image is the error that i am getting when i try to start a virtual machine using Hyper V
Hyper-V-VM.png
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murgroupCommented:
Are you sure you created the VM correctly? Hyper-v can take a long time to create the VHD. Try creating a new VM and see if you get the same result. If that does not work try creating a VHD then attaching it to a VM. I'm just guessing at this point. If virtualization is enabled in your bios it should work. Are you creating the VM on a separate HD in the machine? I always use a dedicated drive for VM's that is not part of the operating system.

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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
I am creating the VHD and virtual machine on a separate partition on the same disk set which is a set of mirrored terabyte drives but will try your suggestion and give it another go
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
I just created a new VM and then created a VHD separately and then attached the VHD to the VM and still get the same error when i attempt to start the VM
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murgroupCommented:
It sounds like hyper-v does not recognize that virtualization support is enabled in your bios. Have you confirmed it is on?
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
Within the BIOS i go to frequency / voltage control then into CPU feature in there i have the Execute disable bit enabled and Visualization Technology enabled, the description it gives is ( When Enabled, a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by vanderpool technology) and that is the only setting i can find in the bios that references virtialisation
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murgroupCommented:
Sorry I can't help with the bios. You might call evga support and ask them.
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your suggestions
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charlestasseCommented:
Your issue is not that the VM won't start, Its that Hyper-V is not running.
Select Hyper-V and look at the tasks and make sure that everthing has been completed
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
all 3 services are started  how do i check the task to make sure things are completed
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MSLCNSAuthor Commented:
Found the issue was i needed to downgrade the bios on the board to a older version
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