Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-v

Ok, I have a Dell 2950 Server running Windows 2008 R2 Server.  Hyper-v is installed and is working.  I am trying to install my first hyper-v server.  I create my hyper-v server, boot the CD running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the CD boots.  I get through 99% of the installation and the Windows hyper-v reboots, as it is supposed to, the message comes on the screen, "Press any key to boot to CD or DVD ...."  at this point you should wait this message out and do nothing, the message times out you should then boot into Windows and be at the CTRL + ALT + DELETE screen.  But this message :"Press any key to boot to CD or DVD ...." never clears the screen.  It just sits waiting.  If you remove the CD and reboot the VM I just get a black screen with a cursor blinking. If I press any key it reboots into the windows setup and starts this installation over.  Ideas ?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I think your installation didn’t go well and you will have to redo it.

An advice: create an ISO image from the installation disk and attach it to the virtual machine; there could be something wrong with your DVD player.

Remember, the system virtual disk must be connected on IDE controller, we cannot boot from SCSI disk in Hyper-V.
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
Can I make that ISO in 2008 R2 hyper-v?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
No you can't but there are many small tools that you could use, as PowerISO or MagicISO for example, and some of the are free.
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
Made the ISO.  Pointed the vm to the iso image on the desktop of the core O8 install, went into settings and changed the boot order to IDE and when I start the VM it says "Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device."
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
No, set your boot order back to CD first and then start the installation.

What I meant about booting from IDE is that you cannot install the OS on a SCSI virtual disk, it has to be on an IDE disk, otherwise it will not boot. This is because of the Integration service that provides the support for SCSI disks and is not available in the booting phase of the OS.  
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
The boot order is the CD now.  Recreated the VM and same thing.  Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device."
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Delete your current virtual machine and VHD file.

Create a new one. Run DVD ISO from the new virtual machine
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Did you selected the ISO image file in the Settings of the virtual machine > IDE Controller 1 | DVD Drive | Image File:… ? If yes, there is something wrong with the ISO, may be it is not bootable.    
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
I did delete the virtual machine and the VHD file and still the same thing.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Something has to be wrong with the media then
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
I selected the ISO while building the VM.  To make the ISO i downloaded the Free ISO creator.  Selected all my windows 2008 r2 files and kicked out a 3 GB file.  The ISO does have the setup.exe and the autorun.inf in the root of the ISO just like the CD.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I don't think you can do a bootable ISO like that. You need a tool that can convert to ISO from the DVD something like MagicISO or PowerISO. I am not sure if there is free version, but I think I found sometime ago a Portable version of one of both that can do that.
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