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vm won't start

I have a virtual server that i rebooted for windows updates. I also wanted to increase the hardware. I upped the memory and increased the number of CPUs. Now the machine will not boot. I tried resetting the hardware specs to the original configuration and it still will not boot. What can I do to bring up this sever?
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geriatricgeek

8/22/2022 - Mon
getzjd

What are the errors you are receiving?
geriatricgeek

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no errors. it is at the windows server 2003 window and the boxes crawl accross the screen but it does not go to the loading OS screen and the log on screen.
alienvoice

Can you F8 in safemode and check the event logs for errors that may point to a driver issue or perhaps the patching caused the issue?

Assuming you didn't snapshot it before you applied the updates?
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barrykfl

If your vm image still there try reimport a new one then it will be fine
piyushranusri

which vm version, are you using ?

did you enable hot swapping mode
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what are the machine specs, before and after?
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palicos

yes agreeing to above statment which vm version you are using as beause different version have diffrent methods.

update back for a clear review.

Thanks
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I reduced the number of CPUs back to the original, and eventually it did come up without furhter configration needed. thanks to all.