I just did a P2V conversion on a physical Windows 2k3 R2 box and everything seemed to go fine with no errors and no warning messages. I reconfigured the VM and powered it on, but once powered on, it gives nothing but a black screen. I do not even see the VMware screen when its first powered on.
It just hangs there at a black screen with a little white dash line at the top, almost like it's frozen. All other VMs on this host are fine.
Has this ever happened to anyone, and does anyone know the fix for this?
Hello, thanks for your reply.
If you're referring to Windows Safe mode, that is not an option. The moment I power on the VM, it is instant black screen with a little white dash at the top. It goes no further.
Black screen may happen when the is no system volume (in Windows terms), i.e. the one that contains the boot loader. I suppose you haven't deselected volumes when starting the conversion?
Another possible reason is if the VM messes up the active partitions and tries to boot from the wrong one. Can you check whether your source machine has more than one active partition?
Anyway, waiting for the logs... Just a reminder - if you have converted "this local machine" the worker log is the interesting one, otherwise - it is the agent log.