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  • 1.  VM stops working after restart

    Posted Mar 04, 2023 04:04 PM

    I'm on ESXi 7 trying to run Windows server 2022. I have installed windows using the ISO file storage and it runs just fine. But after i restart the guest a couple of times, like for updates and other changes that recuire restarts. It wont boot into Windows again. I have created multible VMs and they all get the same problem after 2-5 Restarts.

    When i try to start up the server again it says ¨press any keey to boot from CD or DVD....¨ (in the picture)

    If i don't press anything within 3 seconds it goes to a page where it says EFI time out (also in the pictures) But if i do press a key in starts the Windows installer. But i already have a windows system installed on that VM. 

    After roughly a minut it goes into the last page (the last picture) If i press some of the opsions it just loops all the steps above.

    What am i doing wrong here. Like i said, it works the first few times i start the guest but then i wont boot into the already installed windows OS

  • 2.  RE: VM stops working after restart
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 04, 2023 06:33 PM

    please disable Secure Boot within the VM Settings and try to start again. if this fix the problem please update to 7.0.3k and you can enable Secure Boot again.



  • 3.  RE: VM stops working after restart

    Posted Mar 05, 2023 12:44 PM

    This worked. Thank you