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hyper-v Inserting disk failed

Posted on 2014-09-14
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For some reason when I try to mount an iso as a dvd drive, hyper-v throws the error:
Inserting the disk failed.  The operation on computer ACME-VM-HOST-1 failed.
The iso is on a local drive under an iso folder
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Question by:dancomputerman
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by:Philip Elder
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Try copying the ISO into the default Hyper-V folder and mounting it from there.

If it works then check the NTFS permissions on the ISO folder. Something may be up there. Try creating a new ISO2 folder and copy the ISO into it. Does it mount from there?
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by:dancomputerman
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For some reason I had to just close and re-open the console and then it worked fine
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for dancomputerman's comment #a40333478

for the following reason:

closing then re-opening the console did the trick
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Philip Elder earned 500 total points
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Probably a service hiccup that broke the connection with the console.
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