gmlinek
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Contributor

New VM Boots to Command Prompt.

I just created a ne VM with Windows 2008 from a PXE file. Everything installed correctly as it appeared, but after it loads the desktop at logon it opens a DOS command prompt. If I close the DOS window there is no desktop. Can anyone assist?

Thanks

Gary

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vmroyale
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Hello. Sounds like you loaded a 2008 Server Core install. Maybe you grabbed the wrong 2008 image?

Good Luck!

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Cooldude09
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Try booting in safe mode and see if it works...also try re-installing and see if it helps...

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gmlinek
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Thank You,

You were correct and I am fully operational.

Thanks again.

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Cooldude09
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Thats good to hear....happy virtualizing.. Smiley Happy

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rossworth
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Same issue for me, user profile loaded but no desktop, no icons , no start button etc.....

I had loaded the server core .iso

re-installed the correct full 2008 installation .iso and worked perfectly,

Thanks ,

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