Event ID 3040 – Virtual Machine name could not initialize in Hyper –V Windows 2008 R2.

Error Symptom: ‘New Virtual Machine’ could not initialize. (Virtual machine ID 7174D28E-36BF-4F7B-AB1E-FDF80980CDC0)

Event Viewer Error ID: 3040.


This problem occurs due to the VT (Virtualization Technology) not enabled in the BIOS under CPU architecture.

To do this

  1. Press appropriate function key at the POST screen to go to the BIOS setup.
  2. Navigate to the CPU Information section.
  3. Press <Enter> and navigate to Virtualization Technology.
  4. Select Enabled by toggling the left and right arrow keys or plus(+) or minus(-) to change.
  5. Save the selection and exit the BIOS setup.



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