Server 2012 Crashing – Error 0xc00002e2

Well… today I had a power outage at my house, and my Hyper-V lab was shut down abruptly. When I brought the computer up again my hosts had crashed, and my domain controller was stuck in a rebooting loop with this:

Server 2012 0xc00002e2 Crash ErrorYour PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you. (0% complete). If you’d like to know more, you can search online later for this error: 0xc00002e2)


Ouch…. this isn’t good, as this is my only domain controller in the lab currently and I deleted my VM snapshots when troubleshooting a previous issue (d’oh).

As expected, the computer reboots and launches the new 2012 recovery console. It gives me usual options for safe mode & command prompt as well as system restore… I don’t have any system restores, and launching the command prompt and selecting sfc /scannow does little to help.

I started looking at the VM config in Hyper-V Manager, checking the RAM & CPU values, the IDE controller settings are normal (but I detached the ISO I had mounted to the DVD drive just to be safe). Everything else looks fine….

Then I noticed that the SCSI controller option has a hard disk listed, with no VHD mounted. I was playing around with this a week or so ago & hadn’t realised that I’d left this setting applied.

So I shut down the host, removed the SCSI config, hit the start button and crossed my fingers…. and now it’s back in action. A quick snapshot because hindsight is 20/20, and it’s goodnight from me. Tomorrow I’m building a second DC…

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