Thursday, May 21, 2015

Windows Phone Emulator is unable to set the VHD on the virtual machine

This Thursday morning could have started better. I'm in the middle of a month long process to hand over one of our projects to a customers internal dev department when this suddenly happens...

What the... I just have the WP stuff left to document.

I have changed, nothing? And suddenly there is a digital signature verification failure. My first google adventures tell me to reinstall my OS. Not gonna happen. That will send me back into the stone age again.

I tried the following so far:
  • Another emulator
  • Deleted all the emulators from Hyper-V manager
  • Tried to create a new virtual machine from scratch, same error
  • Created a disk manually and tried to attach it
  • Restarted Hyper-V
  • Restarted Windows
Things blew up...

Stressfactor: 60%...

Restart doesn't help, next up is Startup repair that also failed. Restore from a restore point... Didn't work... Refresh my PC? Looks that way... 

Summary of my experience

I'm buying a large external drive later on today to make more frequent backups to. Happy thoughts...


  1. Replies
    1. No, I have not. Since my environment totally crashed I was never able to resolve the issue. A complete reinstall fixed it for me. :)

  2. All of us love Bill Gates' Windows on our computers. Anytime there's an update to Windows technology, we would like to have it. We just can't get enough of it! oukitel