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system_thread_exception_not_handled xen.sys BSOD

Friday, September 04, 2015 - by Keith A. Smith

The system_thread_exception_not_handled xen.sys BSOD issue was interesting to me;


I wanted to see if I could reproduce this. I exported a VM from Amazon's EC2 because Amazon EC2 uses the Xen hypervisor as well. I upload the VM into a datastore on vSphere and convert the virutal disk as I noted here http://bit.ly/1UrCpqN I power on the VM and I get the same system_thread_exception_not_handled xen.sys BSOD. I boot into safe mode I run a msconfig from the search, Under the boot tab I chose base video because I still had the xentools installed on the VM's. So that had to be the culprit right? I reboot the VM, and it boots fine, at this point I uninstall all the XenServer/Citrix related items. I then restart the VM and I was glad to see it make it to the login screen.

Solution: I think...Ermm
The way to avoid this issue if you are going from Xen to VMware or any other hypervisor is to uninstall all the XenServer/Citrix items before performing the export of the VM.
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Direct Link to this Comment David - Saturday, September 19, 2015 19:26
I found your thread because of the nightmare I just went through.

Here is the solution for those who are handed a Citrix tainted VM to deploy on VMware:

http://www.tediosity.com/windows-2012-r2-system_thread_exception_not_handled-xen-sys/

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