Hyper-V 2012 R2 Gen 2 VM failed to boot from SCSI DVD drive using ISO image file RRS feed

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  • Hello:

    I'm having a problem trying to install Windows 8.1 Professional on a new Gen 2 VM. I created a new Gen 2 VM using Hyper-V Manager running on Windows Server 2012 R2 and then told it to boot off DVD drive which pionts to the ISO file that I copied to the E: drive.  The ISO file mounted in the virtual DVD drive is the Windows 8.1 Professional x64 VL ISO that I downloaded off of TechNet. When I start up the VM to install the OS, I receive this error:

    "Synthetic SCSI Controller (Instance ID 7512B228-F7BC-4DD8-B4F4-72A5B042C2E9): Failed to Power on with Error 'The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.' (0x80070570). (Virtual machine ID 4195A398-3531-4A34-8588-D1FC3F3DD2D4)"

    Basically the SCSI controller can't read the ISO file. However, the IDE controller on a Gen1 VM can read and boot from the ISO just fine. Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there a way to resolve this issue and allow me to boot the ISO from a SCSI controller?

    Or is there a bug with the Hyper-V SCSI controller that makes it unable to boot from ISOs properly?


    Monday, July 7, 2014 4:59 AM


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