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Host OS issues W8 needs to shutdown and restart your computer


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Hi there
it's only happened twice but I've had a weird message when running a w2003 server VM under VMware workstation rel 8.

Nothing running on the Host W8 system.

Running SAP GUI and SAP netweaver trial 7.01 on the 2003 server VM -- no probs until I suddenly get a message from the HOST OS

Windows 8 has encountered an unexpected error and needs to restart.

I re-booted of course but any place to see what caused the error or are the event system logs overwritten at re-boot.

I'm sure my VM wasn't the problem --I've used identical copies of this Virtual Machine loads of times without a problem.

BTW normally W8 is incredibly stable for a pre-beta these are the only 2 failures I've had -- both times running a W2003 server VM.


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)


can you export to a syslog server on your network?

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell T5500 (4) + T7500 (4)
    2x Xeon X5680 or 2x W5580
    72gb in the T5500's & 192GB in the T7400's
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800's
    Monitor(s) Displays
    EIZO, NEC or Dell (dual or quad on Ergotron)
    Hard Drives
    4x WD1500HLHX in RAID6
    Internet Speed
    Cogent 100mbps + TWC 50/5 backup
    Other Info
    BackBlaze Storage Array, 48x 2TB in RAID6 = 96TB

    Offer cheap virtualization solutions - so machines & HW is usually over the top.

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