Inaccessible Boot Device blue screen error when Hyper-V is enabled

Afridi Mohamed 1 Reputation point


I'm trying to setup a virtual machine on window server 2016. When I enabled the Hyper-V and restart, windows goes to the bluescreen having the error code: Inaccessible_Boot_Device. Then I logged in with safe mode and disabled Hyper-V on startup by using the cmd code 'bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off' . After that windows booted up normally.

Since I want to use Hyper-V I want to know is there a way I can turn on Hyper-V manually after bootup or is there a solution for this blue screen error other than turning off Hyper-V.

Any help is much appreciated.


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  1. Dave Patrick 417.1K Reputation points MVP

    I'd start by checking here and with manufacturer about support for the operating system installed.

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  2. Limitless Technology 43,231 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Try to disable the "Enhanced Windows Biometric Security" feature in BIOS and see if that helps. Check to see if your PC is producing any minidump files, I will check those to see if they provide any insight into a potential cause of the system crashes.

    This issue might also occur if one of the following reasons is true :

    The Boot Configuration Data (BCD) is corrupted.
    The partition that contains the Windows installation is inactive.

    More info here


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  3. Dave Patrick 417.1K Reputation points MVP

    I'm using HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 V2 server

    The server manufacturer will be your best resource for troubleshooting problems with the hardware. Also try asking in their hardware forums.

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  4. Dave Patrick 417.1K Reputation points MVP

    May need to start a support case with the product vendor.

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