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Re: [Xen-users] windows vps can not start after a reboot

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] windows vps can not start after a reboot
From: Jingyun He <jingyun.ho@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 19:53:22 +0100
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Any one have similar problem?
I need your help, Thanks.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Jingyun He <jingyun.ho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I still have this issue for many VPSes, here are more information I
> have right now.
> When the windows vps can not boot up, it will report that some files
> are missed, or corrupt.
> Usually I boot up the vps with windows installation cd, and enter the
> repair mode,
> and execute the command chkdsk /r
> Then after this the system will boot up again, but after a few
> reboots, the issue will appear again, Do you have any idea about this?
> ONE MORE THING is that we do not install the OS manually, we just use
> ntfsclone to clone the drive C to a new VPS, and boot it up.
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Jingyun He <jingyun.ho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Yes, its using phy,
>> I guess the system automated applied a few updates, but I'm not sure,
>> and I rebooted the vps manually after changing host name.
>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 1:08 PM, James Harper
>> <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> We have a windows vps running for a few days, today after we rebooted
>>>> this vps, it never started, and I got this message from the vnc
>>>> console.
>>>> Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
>>> corrupt:
>>>> <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
>>>> Please re-install a copy of the above file.
>>>> the OS is windows 2003 std 32bits with GPLPV,
>>>> and hypervisor is xen 3.4.1, and we are using LVM paritions.
>>>> Any one know why does this happen?
>>> What was the reason for the reboot? Was it applying updates?
>>> Did it reboot cleanly as far as you know?
>>> What backend are you using? In using tap:aio I have seen similar
>>> problems, but on an LVM volume I assume you are using phy, can you
>>> confirm?
>>> James

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