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Errors Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Virtual Machine

Error #1

When installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VM (vSphere or Hyper-V) configured for EFI you may receive the following error when booting to the ISO. “Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem… File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD. Status: 0xc000014c. Info: The boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.”

boot error with efi

 

Error #2

When loading the VMware Paravirtual SCSI driver you receive an error that says, “No new devices drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.”

error on clean install won't load driver

 

Error #3

The installation cannot load any SCSI driver & says, “A media driver your computer needs is missing.”

install error after changing from efi to bios

 

Error #4

“No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.”

Capture

 

Cause – Corrupted ISO

Solution – Re-download the ISO & try again. In my experience ISOs can become corrupt if you pause them when downloading.

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  1. Eric C
    January 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I had Error #1 occur. Resolved (as you noted) by downloading the ISO again.

  2. hyper-v newbie
    April 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Great! Exactly the same behaviour as with Eric C (E #1). Problem solved, thanks.

  3. vin
    August 23, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    good solution.. it worked for me.. thanks

  4. Fazal Malik
    November 7, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Dear Friends.
    I faced same Error#1 when i was installing win server 2012 on VM machine . I solved this issue by increasing Memory size in VM settings and it worked for me.

    solved. by increasing Memory size on VM

    Regards
    Fazal

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