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Windows 8 RP - cannot successfully enable Hyper-V

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  • Hi, I'm sorry if this isnt the correct place but I felt this was the best placed area to post my Hyper-V question as there wasn't anything for Windows 8 RP

    I have installed Windows 8 RP and everything is going OK since i have updated the drivers to stop the system crashing. I can use the system fine now with no hanging, but there is always a but if i go to enable Hyper-V the system does and then reboots and on the second reboot just sits at the black windows screen with the round circle spinning around before eventually it stops moving and the PC hangs.

    This also happens with Windows Server 2012 RC DC

    So my spec of my PC is

    Intel i5 2500k - VT is enabled in the BIOS - CPU is OC to 4.4ghz but have also tried it on stock settings Hyper-V still crashes and then I have to revert back before Hyper-V was enabled.

    16GB DDR3  Corsair Vengeance LP RAM

    Gigabyte ZA68AP-D3 Motherboard

    2TB SATA III - OS loaded to this disk on a partition as I have Dual boot because of the issues with Win8RP. I first off only had the Win8RP image so its not the dual boot causing the issue.

    750GB SATA II Hybrid with Nand Flash 4GB to make it similar to an SSD
    2gb 6970 - using a ATI Windows 8 RP driver released in May this year
    USB3.0 ICC card - Driver updated to Win7-64bit as was unstable on Win8 driver
    PCI TPLINK Wireless-N card - Driver updated to Win7-64bit as was unstable on Win8 driver
    Updated system drivers to latest from Gigabyte website.

    I have also reloaded Win8RP with no WIFI card, USB3 ICC or HD 6970 card installed and just used onboard gfx with HDD connected and everything goes well except for enabling Hyper-V again so i ruled out my addons being the issue.

    I have also disabled HPRET in the BIOS to see if that helps but hasnt IMO.

    3rd time around of installing OS I used the ACHI driver from Gigabytes website which seemed to make things smoother.

    So I have got Win8RP working just cant enable bloody Hyper-V can anyone help or advise why it could be causing the hanging? 

    As you can see I have tried a fair bit myself but the next step is debugging it, will it of saved a dmp before and after of enabling the Hyper-V?

    Cheers Ryan

    • Moved by BrianEhMVP Monday, July 23, 2012 2:52 PM (From:Hyper-V)
    Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:33 PM

Answers

  • There are known issues with some Gigabyte motherboards. One potential solution is to disable USB 3.0 in your bios.  It is reported to work for some users.
    • Marked as answer by OctaviaVRS Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:11 PM
    Thursday, August 09, 2012 5:03 PM
  • Hi fdgsghae I fixed mine by contacting uk gigabyte support who give me a bios flash to disable usb3.0 in p.o.s.t bios startup meaning I can now have hyper-v enabled with no issues. I suggest u raise a call and don't bother with the pic card

    Ryan

    Friday, February 01, 2013 1:38 PM

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  • There is a forum specifically covering issues with Windows 8 Hyper-V - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprovirt.

    tim

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 2:38 PM
  • Hi,

    I have seen some old similar issue in this forum, it identified that the cause of the issue was the compatibility of the computer.

    For more information, you can refer to:

    Windows 2008 EE with Hyper-V hangs on restart...
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/d0aa56cb-6697-4241-a129-97caa4118ce8/

    By the way, please try to install Windows Server 2008 R2 to see whether you get the same issue.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 4:26 PM
  • I had the same or a similar issue with my ThinkPad. The solution for me was disabling the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d not VT) option in the BIOS.

    http://www.thomasmaurer.ch

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 4:37 PM
  • Hi I only have VT as an option for enabled or disabled there is no mention of VT-D

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, the only option I have is using the latest BIOS flash as a suggestion. The BIOS doesn't mention anything which may indicate a fix to my issue though so its just a finger in the air to see if it will help.

    I have as previously mentioned only tried it with the motherboards OB Gfx's and the 16GB DDR3 RAM and Hyper-V still hung after Windows wanted to be rebooted.

    Cheers Ryan

    Friday, August 03, 2012 4:44 PM
  • I appreciate the link but the spec of that PC is much older than mine I only purchased this hardware in Jan of this year so I would be surprised if Windows 8 RP cannot handle my hardware. If anything I would of expected it to work better with older hardware like the one in that thread.

    I have even tried the install with just the motherboard + ob gfx, CPU,RAM & Sata III HDD ( no ext cards). Used Windows 7 64bit chipset drivers from the Intel website and also tried them with older ones shipped with the motherboard drivers CD because it would hang at the desktop untill these drivers were installed.

    Cheers Ryan

    Friday, August 03, 2012 4:50 PM
  • to add to this i have just flashed to F8 the latest BIOS for my motherboard GA-Z68AP-D3 and guess what after enabling hyper-v and being asked to reboots it hung on the windows black screen with the progress circle, i had to reboot it twice to get it do a restore and then it back to normal

    I am so hoping RTM solves this problem if not it will be a shame

    I am trying windows 2008 r2 currently to see if an older version of hyper-v works, after this i will give up! i will have 3 os's windows 8 rp, windows 7 and windows 2008 r2 lol

    cheers ryan

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:45 PM
  • There are known issues with some Gigabyte motherboards. One potential solution is to disable USB 3.0 in your bios.  It is reported to work for some users.
    • Marked as answer by OctaviaVRS Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:11 PM
    Thursday, August 09, 2012 5:03 PM
  • smjain i wasnt sure this would resolve my issue, but i stand corrected and say a BIG THANKS. Disabling USB3.0 has stopped it hanging on the reboot after enabling Hyper-V.

    One question if you know or can answer do you think this issue will be resolved with Gigabyte and USB3.0 and Windows 8 by RTM ? I like to use my USB3.0 ports and devices as its obviously much faster.

    Ryan


    Ryan

    Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:13 PM
  • That's a question you will need to take up with Gigabyte.  Maybe they are working on updated BIOS?

    tim

    Friday, August 10, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Bogus link.  Always results in an error message when attempting to connect.
    Friday, October 19, 2012 6:43 AM
  • Ryan - i have been having the same problem, also using a gigabyte board. In any case, it sounds like I will have hyper-v working shortly, with a PCI express USB3 card being ordered as we speak - sounds like a reasonable compromise to me!
    Friday, February 01, 2013 1:13 PM
  • Hi fdgsghae I fixed mine by contacting uk gigabyte support who give me a bios flash to disable usb3.0 in p.o.s.t bios startup meaning I can now have hyper-v enabled with no issues. I suggest u raise a call and don't bother with the pic card

    Ryan

    Friday, February 01, 2013 1:38 PM