Event ID 3050 — Virtual Machine Start Operation

Updated: April 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

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Virtual Machine Start Operation

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3050
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSVML_MM_INITIALIZATION_ERROR
Message: '%1' failed to initialize memory: %3 (%4). (Virtual machine %2)

Resolve

Retry virtual machine start

Check the environment in which the start virtual machine operation was being attempted, including:

  1. access and permissions to the configuration file, memory file and all image files
  2. prior error messages in the event log
  3. available RAM on the system
  4. configuration settings
  5. disk space for the memory file and any expanding virtual hard disks

Once the necessary issues have been rectified, try to start the virtual machine again.

If the problem continues, restart the VMMS Service.

To restart VMMS using the Service Manager:

1. In the Hyper-V Manager click the server on which you want to stop the service, then click Action, then click Stop Service.

2. Click Action, and then click Start Service.

To restart the VMMS service using the command prompt:

1. On the computer that has the stopped service, open a command prompt as local administrator and type the following:

net stop nvpswmi

If the service is not running, you will see the error "The Hyper-V Networking Management service is not started."

3. On the command prompt type the following command to start the nvpswmi service

net start nvspwmi

 If the service start starts you will see the message "The Hyper-V Networking Management service was start successfully."

To restart VMMS using PowerShell:

1. On the computer that has the stopped service, open a command prompt as local administrator and type the following:

C:\PS>restart-service vmms

Verify

The virtual machine is able to start successfully.

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