Windows 2012 R2
Netbackup Instant Recovery
During boot the Windows VM fails to boot with error 0x000000E4 (Screenshot below)
No antivirus software installed in Windows VM.
How do I troubleshoot this failure?
What is root cause of boot failure?
Can you replicate the error then post your vmware.log file for this VM? You will usually find it in the datastore that the VM is stored in (VM home directory where the .VMX file is)
Definitely try some of the other suggestions here, I don't see anything strange in the logs so this is probably a OS level issue
is this a machine that has been P2V'd?