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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geriatricgeekAsked:
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wullieb1Commented:
Try reducing the number of CPU's and retry.

I would reckon that you are not running the multi processor HAL (could be wrong though)
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getzjdCommented:
What are the errors you are receiving?
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
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.
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alienvoiceCommented:
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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barrykflCommented:
If your vm image still there try reimport a new one then it will be fine
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piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
which vm version, are you using ?

did you enable hot swapping mode
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what are the machine specs, before and after?
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palicosCommented:
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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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
I reduced the number of CPUs back to the original, and eventually it did come up without furhter configration needed. thanks to all.
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