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Cannot delete virtual machine. RRS feed

  • Question

  • While creating a virtual machine, something happened and put the virtual machine in a saved state.  I cannot delete or perform any action on the virtual machine.  It says cannot perform operation in current state.  I need someway to remove it.  I am the administrator on the server.
    Thursday, June 3, 2010 8:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    As Brian mentioned, please provide details about your environment.

     

    By the way, if you want to delete/remove the virtual machine from Hyper-V Manager console, you can manually delete the related files of the virtual machine(such as the VHDs), and then you can remove it from Hyper-V Manager quickly(no need to wait for the destroying time).

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Friday, June 4, 2010 3:00 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You must power off the VM or delete the saved state.

    When you say you "cannot perform any action" what do you mean?  Have you tried to start it, delete the saved state, etc?

    What is the erro that you get when you try these actions?

    And "something happened" - can you elaborate on what that might be??


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful)
    Thursday, June 3, 2010 9:13 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     

    As Brian mentioned, please provide details about your environment.

     

    By the way, if you want to delete/remove the virtual machine from Hyper-V Manager console, you can manually delete the related files of the virtual machine(such as the VHDs), and then you can remove it from Hyper-V Manager quickly(no need to wait for the destroying time).

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Friday, June 4, 2010 3:00 AM
    Moderator
  • Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

    Turn Windows features on or off

    Uncheck the box next to "Hyper-V"

    Restart the PC

    Delete all the files from "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual hard disks"

    • Proposed as answer by okkeh27 Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:36 AM
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:36 AM