crakalakin
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convert completes, then "A disk read error occured, press ctl+alt+delete to restart" at VM bootup

In the console on bootup (after BIOS screen) i see : "A disk read error occured, press ctlaltdelete to restart". The conversion is a success, it creates the VM with no error.

Any ideas?

I'm running ESXi 4.0 on a dell PE 2800. Using standalone converter, latest version. The machine I'm trying to convert is windows XP SP2. It has two discs in raid setup - could this be the issue? Is there any special way I need to setup the virtual drives to avoid this?

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continuum
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can you boot the VM into a LiveCD like BartPE or Knoppix ? - maybe the disk is just not bootable but evberything else is fine ...

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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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crakalakin
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I can bootup into a live Ubuntu CD. This seems to be something with the XP install because i searched the error on google and it comes up with a number of fixes dealing with booting up from the XP disc and running some chkdsk and fixmbr stuff.

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continuum
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did you check the active-flag ?

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VMX-parameters- VMware-liveCD - VM-Sickbay


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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crakalakin
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Problem Solved. I ran the converter from a remote machine and make the discs scsi instead of IDE.

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