I am trying to convert a Win 7 physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCentre Converter Standalone. The process fails at 96% with an error message "FAILED: Unable to find system volume. Reconfiguration is not possible".
The original physical machine has four partitions namely System Reserved, C:, 😧 and Recovery. System Reserved is marked as Active and I presume this partition contains the boot configuration data required to boot up the machine after virtualization (please correct me if I am wrong).
I have tried the solution offered at the following link but unfortunately i can't get it to work.
And I don't understand the solution mentioned in this link:
I thought I could repair the converted virtual machine (with 96%) using windows installation disc but i can't get my external USB DVD ROM to be read by the virtual machine during boot up. I cannot boot the machine from this DVD ROM because it is not recognized in the list of devices in BIOS settings. I am using Workstation 14. So that's another problem that I am facing.
If someone could please advise on what steps I could take to resolve this, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Did you try to only run reconfiguration on the destination machine? ('configure machine' button)
As for the logs - if the it was converted as remote Windows machine - attach the agent log from the source machine; if it is this local machine - the worker log.
Instead of the converter, I would try using Macrium Reflect. Any paid version has the "Dissimilar hardware restore":