Event ID 3291 — Virtual Machine Restore Operation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

Virtual Machine Restore Operation

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3291
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
Version: 6.0
Message: Unable to restore RAM and unable to create a restore buffer.


Check configuration and retry restoring the virtual machine

Please investigate the environment in which the restore VM operation was being attempted, which includes:

  1. access and permissions to the configuration file, memory file and all image files
  2. prior error messages in the event log
  3. available RAM on the system
  4. configuration settings.
  5. disk space for the memory file and any expanding virtual hard disks
  6. access and permissions to the saved state file

Once the necessary issues have been rectified, please try to restore the virtual machine again.


The virtual machine is able to restore from the saved state succesfully.

Virtual Machine Restore Operation