How to Fix the Hyper-V Launch Failed Error

July 6, 2021 / How-to Guide

Most of the times, when Installing Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2008 if the BIOS setting are not done properly it might give you the following errors when you restart the server.

Error One:

Hyper-V launch failed; Either VMX not present or not enabled in BIOS.

Error Two:

Hyper-V launch failed; at least one of the processors in the system does not appear to provide a virtualization platform supported by Hyper-V.

In order to avoid such errors or fix the Hyper-V launch failed error, go through the following steps:

  1. Restart the Windows Dedicated Server 2008 and Login into the BIOS.
  2. Go to Advanced >> Advanced Processor Options. You will see something like the below image on your computer screen.
  3. Make sure the “Intel(R) Virtualization Technology” or “Intel VT” is Enabled in the BIOS settings.
  4. Once the Virtualization Technology is Enabled, simply reboot the server.
  5. Once you reboot the server the Hyper-V will start successfully.

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