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Oracle VM 3.4 Guest Running Microsoft Windows Does not Boot, Fails to install or Crashes (Doc ID 2419432.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.4.2 to 3.4.5 [Release OVM34]
Linux x86-64
Oracle VM 3.4 Guest Running Microsoft Windows Does not Boot, Fails to install or Crashes

Symptoms

An Oracle VM 3.4 Guest running Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016 or Microsoft Windows 10 does not boot, fails to install or crashes.
Other versions of Microsoft Windows may be similarly affected.
The issue may occur for a new Windows installation or an upgrade where the guest was running without issue before the upgrade.
Installing a new Microsoft Windows Server 2016 guest may seems to work, but after a reboot, the system crashes or doesn't boot and keeps offering the boot menu.

 One such example involves a new Windows Server 2012 R2 guest installation under Oracle VM 3.4.5.
The Windows 2012 guest installation completes, reboots to finalise the install, then repeatedly fails with the following error:

 

Changes

Upgrading/patching Oracle VM Server.

 

Cause

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