frewah
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Contributor

Operating system not found Or How to recover files from a VM

I had this problem and it was caused by me. I did expand the virtual disk an accidentally marked the new partition as active. Then I got this problem.

The solution was easy. Using a different Windows WM do this

Open the setttings

Select Startup disk

Click Add Device

Navigate to the VM that wont Start and select the vmdk file, it's a bundle and opens like a folder

Start the VM and now you have access to disk management from where you can mark the correct partition as Active

Close the VM you used to make the repair

Now, the VM started correctly

If there is any other reason for this problem, you can use this method to recover files

I hope this helps, please comment if it does

/Fredrik Wahlgren

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CoolRam
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Nice will try sometime if has such issue.

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