Feb 23 2018 07:15 PM
Feb 23 2018 07:15 PM
I am getting the following error when trying to install Server 2016 Standard. Any idea of the fix?
Feb 09 2020 02:40 AM
@tskirish I think I had this same problem and I got it working bythe following way. Evaluation version of Windows Server OS fails to install in VMware Workstation environment; installation needs an direct Internet connection when aquiring the license. An change is needed for the VMware Workstations default network card setting. Change it's default setting at early of making new VM, before installing the Windows Server OS version. Go to 'Customize Hardware' in Virtual Machine Setting, select network adapter and change it's 'value' from the default (NAT) one to a Bridged mode. Press OK and continue to install the Server.
After the installation is finished you can set network adapter setting back to the default (NAT). Those settings are available when the Server EVAL is in shutdown state.
Feb 15 2020 07:18 PM
Hah! Thank you so much for mentioning something that I never would have tried. That immediately solved the issue.
Feb 26 2020 10:22 AM
If it helps anyone, I had this problem while installing win 10 on a WM. Apparently, the DVD drive is set by default as the highest boot order. On HyperV, while in windowed mode, go to File, Settings, Firmware, and set the storage unit as the first one to boot.
Mar 03 2020 03:41 AM
@Nigel GoodchildDisconnecting the Floppy worked in my situation as well, Kudos!
Mar 31 2020 08:41 AM
Confirm, removing floppy drive help me too.
May 26 2020 09:17 AM
Go to settings and uncheck the floppy driver that VMWare loads by default, it works for me.
Jul 01 2020 04:46 PM
The easiest solution is press OK after this error, it will take you to windows\system32
change directory to the boot file directory , it could be c , d or e depending on which type of boot being used.
follow the process thereafter..
Jul 10 2020 09:17 AM
Thank you so much. This worked for me as well!!!!!!!!
Aug 24 2020 11:40 AM
Thanks!! This worked for me too! @Paul Wilkinson
Sep 02 2020 04:42 PM
@Paul Wilkinson Turning off the floppy worked for me. Thank you!
Oct 16 2020 07:34 AM
Nov 22 2020 10:16 AM
@David Molnar I have a video on that, check it out. It's for BIOS-based systems.
Here is the video.
4 differences for UEFI:
1. 'con gpt' after 'sel dis 0'
2. no 'act' when setting up first partition
3. when creating first partition use 'efi' instead of 'pri'
4. format the 'efi' partition as fat32 not ntfs.
Mar 01 2021 08:51 AM
1. I stopped Virtual Machine.
2. I go to Edit Virtual Machine Settings
3. In the hardware tap. I removed Floppy Device. I clicked OK.
4. Started or Played Virtual Machine.
It worked for me.
May 19 2021 09:24 AM
So I know this is 3 years late, but I stumbled across this post when I ran into the same error. I read the best answer but was unconvinced that my ISO was corrupt as I literally just ran the creation tool before attempting to boot from the ISO. Come to find out, the issue stemmed from me not clicking 'Finish' on the creation tool wizard before I pointed the install media of my Guest VM to the .ISO it had created. Apparently the finicky thing wants you to click 'Finish' first before you can use the .ISO, as I did this and ran through the process again and it worked. Hope this helps someone.