I haven't experienced this.  What is on the console during this time?
Do you see the "Starting Windows" screen.  Does it happen every time
you reboot the VM or only the first time it is powered on?  There may
also be helpful information in the Windows event log.

-Andy

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Kelly Robinson <isg...@langate.gsu.edu> wrote:
> I'm testing a Windows 7 image (on ESXi 4.1) and have experienced extremely
> slow boot times which causes imaging reservations (or reloading) of the
> Windows 7 image to fail due to timeouts.  The vm eventually boots, but it
> takes about 12 minutes for the login screen to appear.  The Windows 7 image
> is configured with 2Gs of memory, 1 CPU and with the LSI Logic Parallel SCSI
> controller.  Are there other values that need to be tweaked?   I was able to
> successfully perform imaging reservations for Windows XP, but Window 7 has
> given us problems.  Has anyone else experienced this issue?
>
> Kelly
>
> Georgia State University

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