tbfichter
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ESXi 5.5 Windows 10 VMs Daily Crash

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We just started deploying Windows 10 VMs in our environment and we are having a really weird issue with them. Every 24 hours, from last boot, the VM will crash. Even weirder is that the time increases 15 minutes each time. So a VM crashes at 10:00am, the next day it would crash right around 10:15am, continually increasing by about 15 minutes. Windows Event Viewer only shows the following event.

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Tried updating to the most recent version of ESXi and updated the tools and it is still happening. I also turned off the auto restart on system failure in Windows in hopes of catching a BSOD but it still just crashes and boots back up.  Google has yielded basically nothing for this. Any insight into this would be amazing.

Versions:

vCenter 5.5.0-3252642

ESXi 5.5.0-3116895 and 5.5.0-3343343

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tbfichter
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Turns out this was happening because of some sort of bug with windows 10 using a sata device for the cd drive. Changing the cd drive to use IDE resolved it.

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AdilArif
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I believe this might be of help.

Windows 10 instance crashes 24 hours after reverting from a snapshot

Cheers, Adil Arif https://in.linkedin.com/pub/adil-arif/5b/a22/30 Blog: http://enterprisedaddy.com
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Browlin
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Hi ,

Did you check the windows licences among those VM's?

It could be like windows license key expired .

BR

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tbfichter
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Turns out this was happening because of some sort of bug with windows 10 using a sata device for the cd drive. Changing the cd drive to use IDE resolved it.

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