This is yet another thread about vconverter stopping at 98%.
I've been searching for possible solutions and tried suggestions from about five different threads regarding this, as well as a google-translated polish vmware site with possible solutions.
As you can see, I haven't been successfull in this endevour.
The error from my converter-log is:
Here is info on the parameter: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557134%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
Like I said, I know it sounds unrelated, but I had a similar issue when I had the /3GB switch on my Exchange server. You can probably go ahead and put the switch back after converting -- and it may not even solve the probelm, but I figure it's worth a try.
After fighting and searching for a very long time with my Exchange server, I decided that a "plain" boot.ini is the only way to go.
Also unrelated to your issue, BUT related to Data Execution Prevention: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101386...
Seeing this would be enough to get me to try it. I know how frustrating this is!
to attack this problem we need to know what exactly happens when you boot the VM
- post a screenshot
we also need the current vmx-file