Hopefully someone can help me out here and point me in the right direction - I am sort of new to VMWare here.
I have a Windows XP guest that the hard drive had filled so I wanted to expand the disk size a little for some breathing room.
I used the post here - http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100726... to accomplish this goal. I have done this a few other times as well - and it has always worked well.
This particular instance, I expanded the drive from to 60 GB using the interface. Connected the drive to a windows 2008 r2 server, extended the partition, removed the added drive. Tried to boot the Windows XP machine and all I get now is a blinking cursor in top left of the console window.
Of course - I don't have a back up. I did verify that I can still see all of the data on the drive - for some reason, it just wont boot?!?
Any suggestions out there?
Thanks in advance.
It seems for me like partition is not set up as boot partition. Probably w2k8r2 clear a bootable flag on win XP partition.
Try to mount win XP disk to Linux machine and use
# fdisk -l
fdisk /dev/sdb <-- you attached win disk
p <-- to print partition layout
a <-- to toggle bootable flag
Partition number (1-4): <-- here is number of your win xp system partition
w <-- write changes