Windows Server Guest can't boot after changing the boot drive interface type

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Windows Server was installed using a SCSI boot disk.
  • SCSI interface is replaced with Virtio.
  • Windows Server shows a blue screen with the message "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE".


  • KVM-based hypervisor:
    • Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Red Hat Virtualization
    • Red Hat OpenStack
  • Windows Server 201x guest OS
  • Virtio Windows Drivers

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