I hit this issue when I upgraded my Hyper-V from Windows Server 2008R2 to Windows Server 2012. Some of the saved VMs were not starting up and Hyper-V failed to even enumerate the saved states of the VMs. You can work around this issue as follows: Right click on the VM node and select Delete Saved State... The Incorrect state would be deleted and the VM would be turned off Now Right click and select Start . This fixed the issue on my setup.