We have a virtual machine that suddenly stopped which means it wasn't shutdown properly either.
I've tried to start it numerous times through both the VMM console and the Hyper-V console on the host server.
Every time I try to start the server, it errors out and goes to a "Failed" or "Missing" or "Incomplete VM configuration" status.
What's really weird is if I wait a few seconds or couple of minutes, the failed status seems to clear and the server is just "stopped".
Since no snapshots have been set up for this machine, I was trying to do that but got an error similar to the one I receive when trying to start the machine (see attached screen print) I realize this error might occur because the machine is in a failed status.
My main questions are: Where do I look to try to replace the virtual machine or what can I do to get the machine to start.
This is a list serv server that is critical but not used every day. I'd like to get this back up and running before we need it again.