condor91
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The Boot Camp volume is not prepared to run as a virtual machine.

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I am trying to Create a Boot Camp vm but am getting the following error.

The Boot Camp volume is not prepared to run as a virtual machine. It appears that Windows did not shut down cleanly the last time it was used.

To shut down Windows cleanly, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and set Windows as the startup operating system. Restart your system. Once in Windows, use the Startup Disk pane in the Control Panel to select Mac OS X as the startup system, then click the Restart button to return to OS X.

I have booted back in to my windows partition and shut everything down correctly, but I still get the same error.

I'm running VMware Fusion 11.5.5 with OS Catalina. Below is a copy of ~/Library/Logs/VMware Fusion/vmware-vmfusion.log

2020-06-08T09:25:35.110Z| VMware Fusion| I005: -[DUIVMActionController currentTogglePowerOnSuspendAction] VMCanNotSuspend UI power state 2

2020-06-08T09:25:35.110Z| VMware Fusion| I005+ .

2020-06-08T09:25:53.489Z| VMware Fusion| I005: Cmd /host2/#_client/util/file/cmd/##b/op/stat/ failed: Invalid path

2020-06-08T09:25:53.714Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [0]: "Boot Camp-pt.vmdk" 0 (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.714Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [1]:  (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.719Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-FLAT  : "/dev/disk1s1" is already unmounted on open.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.720Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [2]: "/dev/disk1s1" 0 partitionUUID @partition:diskModel=KINGSTON|20SA400S37120G,diskSize=120034123776,partSize=209715200,partOffset=20480,partMediaUUID=B60E4C51-5D40-4BF4-82E0-AE14D91FBC6C,partVolumeUUID=0E239BC6-F960-3107-89CF-1C97F78BB46B (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.720Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [3]:  (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.720Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [4]:  (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.720Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [5]:  (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.841Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-FLAT  : Unmounted "/dev/disk1s4" on open.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.842Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [6]: "/dev/disk1s4" 0 partitionUUID @partition:diskModel=KINGSTON|20SA400S37120G,diskSize=120034123776,partSize=39965425664,partOffset=80068214784,partMediaUUID=87A811E5-5AF1-425A-98B6-60FD4A314258,partVolumeUUID=16B7D1FC-5B34-4191-83EE-77D1E08A032A (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.842Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [7]:  (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.842Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [8]: "Boot Camp-pt.vmdk" 34 (0xa)

2020-06-08T09:25:53.843Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-LINK  : Opened '/Users/Connor/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/Boot Camp.vmwarevm/Boot Camp.vmdk' (0xa): partitionedDevice, 234441648 sectors / 111.8 GB.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.843Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: Found a device: /dev/disk1s1

2020-06-08T09:25:53.843Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: HOSTDISK-MACOS:Whole disk device path for /dev/disk1s1 is /dev/disk1.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.845Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.845Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.846Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.846Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.848Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 2

2020-06-08T09:25:53.848Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-06-08T09:25:53.848Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 234441615

2020-06-08T09:25:53.848Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: Found a device: /dev/disk1s1

2020-06-08T09:25:53.848Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: HOSTDISK-MACOS:Whole disk device path for /dev/disk1s1 is /dev/disk1.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.849Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.849Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.850Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.850Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.851Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 2

2020-06-08T09:25:53.851Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-06-08T09:25:53.851Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 234441615

2020-06-08T09:25:53.851Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: Found a device: /dev/disk1s1

2020-06-08T09:25:53.851Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: HOSTDISK-MACOS:Whole disk device path for /dev/disk1s1 is /dev/disk1.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.852Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.852Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.852Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: FILE:open error on /dev/disk1: Operation not permitted

2020-06-08T09:25:53.852Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/dev/disk1' : Operation not permitted (65540).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 2

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 234441615

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 2

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DEVCREAT: At 234441615

2020-06-08T09:25:53.854Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-LIB   : Opened "/Users/Connor/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/Boot Camp.vmwarevm/Boot Camp.vmdk" (flags 0xa, type partitionedDevice).

2020-06-08T09:25:53.855Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: DISKLIB-FLAT  : Requesting "/dev/disk1s4" to be remounted on close.

2020-06-08T09:25:53.856Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 108 reconfig : no fdisk partitions, may be GPT

2020-06-08T09:25:54.464Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: ReconfigMgr: NTFSOps::ListDirectory failed: status 2 on path /

2020-06-08T09:25:54.647Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: ReconfigMgr: NTFSOps::ListDirectory failed: status 2 on path /

2020-06-08T09:25:54.830Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: ReconfigMgr: NTFSOps::ListDirectory failed: status 2 on path /

2020-06-08T09:25:55.017Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 100 reconfig : Checking for Windows location in Boot/BCD (partition 4)

2020-06-08T09:25:55.208Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 100 reconfig : Checking for Windows location in boot.ini (partition 4)

2020-06-08T09:25:55.397Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 100 reconfig : Checking for Windows location in msdos.sys (partition 4)

2020-06-08T09:25:55.582Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 100 reconfig : Testing default Windows folder names (partition 4)

2020-06-08T09:25:55.774Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: 100 reconfig : Windows folder is /Windows

2020-06-08T09:26:08.720Z| ReconfigMgr| I005: ReconfigMgr: ReconfigTask::GetRegistryHives unable to copy backup hives to guest

2020-06-08T09:26:08.720Z| VMware Fusion| W003: Boot Camp preprocessing: Reconfig done with status: 2

The following is a copy of "diskutil list"

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk0

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:       Microsoft Basic Data Data                    1000.0 GB  disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (internal, physical):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk1

   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1

   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk2         79.8 GB    disk1s2

   3:         Microsoft Reserved                         16.8 MB    disk1s3

   4:       Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP                40.0 GB    disk1s4

/dev/disk2 (synthesized):

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +79.8 GB    disk2

                                 Physical Store disk1s2

   1:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD2 - Data    40.0 GB    disk2s1

   2:                APFS Volume Condor                  11.2 GB    disk2s2

   3:                APFS Volume Preboot                 81.4 MB    disk2s3

   4:                APFS Volume Recovery                525.4 MB   disk2s4

   5:                APFS Volume VM                      1.1 MB     disk2s5

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nancyz
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Hi condor91 ,

Could you try the following steps:

1. Boot to native Boot Camp partition.

2. Launch command prompt and type command:

shutdown /s /f /t 0

3. Wait for the OS to shutdown.

4. Boot to macOS

5. Launch Fusion and Create a BootCamp VM.

Check if the issue "Windows did not shut down cleanly the last time it was used." could be resolved. Thanks.

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nancyz
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Hi condor91 ,

Could you try the following steps:

1. Boot to native Boot Camp partition.

2. Launch command prompt and type command:

shutdown /s /f /t 0

3. Wait for the OS to shutdown.

4. Boot to macOS

5. Launch Fusion and Create a BootCamp VM.

Check if the issue "Windows did not shut down cleanly the last time it was used." could be resolved. Thanks.

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condor91
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Thank you for your help!
Who knew it‘d be this simple

I really didn’t think to try this, sorry!

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jamessearby
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I've followed the instructions here and it doesn't work for me. I'm on an iMac, late 2012, running Catalina 10.15.7, Fusion 12. I got so frustrated with it that I deleted my bootcamp partition and recreated it using the Boot Camp software with a clean install of the latest .iso of Windows 10 Pro x64 from Microsoft. I get the same error with csrutil enabled or disabled. There are no log files: all I get is the box of death. 

Windows boots and shuts down normally. No errors are reported. 

Please help if you can.

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