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markazali
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6.3 converter standalone p2v keeps failing at 98%

I've tried different settings, run as admin. I can't remove all the software since there's some anti-malware/corporate software installed.

I was able to do this earlier on an XP machine just fine but I'm having trouble with this Windows 7 machine now

 

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DCasota
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Hi,

In VMware-converter-worker-1.log you see the following warnings. It is an indication why Volume-based cloning wasn't applied.

2022-12-16T15:27:53.940-08:00 info vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Parsing C:\VMIMAGE\MARK-PC.InvoTechSystems.local\MARK-PC.InvoTechSystems.local.vmx
2022-12-16T15:27:53.948-08:00 info vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] [BaseDiskSetComputer::OpenDiskSet] Will use open retries count 3
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Disk number 1 has been skipped because of errors while reading partition table
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Disk number 1 has been skipped because of errors while reading dynamic disks header or LDM database is corrupted
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] [MoveActiveDiskIfNeeded] GetFirstBootDisk failed, mntapi error: 176
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Partition:Invalid sector magic number.
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Partition:Invalid sector magic number.
2022-12-16T15:27:54.120-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[10328] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] [PopulateCapabilities] Volume-based cloning was disabled due to: <no volumes are recognized>

Next, you see the following warnings.

2022-12-16T15:25:56.412-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[03512] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] UAC is enabled! [...]
2022-12-16T15:25:56.425-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[03512] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Antivirus is enabled! File level cloning could fail!
2022-12-16T15:25:56.427-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[03512] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Antispyware is enabled! File level cloning could fail!
2022-12-16T15:25:56.429-08:00 warning vmware-converter-worker[03512] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Firewall is enabled! Cloning could fail!

And at the end

2022-12-16T16:06:21.500-08:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\primary_ide_channelValueName ServiceValueType 0 dataPattern atapi
2022-12-16T16:06:21.500-08:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\secondary_ide_channelValueName ServiceValueType 0 dataPattern atapi
2022-12-16T16:06:21.501-08:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Applying reconfigurations ...
2022-12-16T16:06:21.502-08:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 2 (opening key) saving registry key mntApi166089308231003051\ControlSet001\Services\rhelfltr into \\.\vstor2-mntapi20-shared-40990F480000308F020000000F000000\Windows\$Reconfig$\mntApi166089308231003051-ControlSet001-Services-rhelfltr-reg
2022-12-16T16:06:21.509-08:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 5 (error restoring key: Access is denied (5)) restoring registry key C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER into mntApi166089308231003051\ControlSet001\Services\rhelfltr
2022-12-16T16:06:21.509-08:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05048] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Reconfiguration failed with: vim.fault.NoPermission

See the communities answer https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Technical-Community-Resources/vmware-vCenter-Converter/m-p/1417917. There are some hints.
- Password case sensitivity (+ remove special characters)
- disable UAC, run with local admin rights
- Check the volumes chkdsk volumename /r /f
- Check memory available (no /3GB switch in boot.ini)
- Check ntfs + registry permissions
- disable Antivirus

Hope this helps.

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