STOP: 0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error during Configure VM stage

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  • 17-Feb-2005
  • 26-Apr-2012


This article outlines information regarding a possible issue when converting a Uni-processor Windows 2000 source server to a Multi-processor target VM on VMware ESX Server.



When performing a conversion with a Windows 2000 Uni-processor server to a Multi-processor target VM on VMware ESX Server, the following STOP:  0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL may appear:


The above error will most likely cause a failure at the Configure <target VM> stage.  Although, the job may have failed, the overall conversion is still essentially successful.




Reboot the target VM.  Upon reboot, Windows 2000 will load successfully without the blue screen.