6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2011 10:22 AM by zaidocram

    A disk read error occurred

    zaidocram Enthusiast

      Hi, i am using a mac 10.5.8 with VMware fusion 2.0

       

      I was using windows when my computer run out of battery, when i restart and tried to go to windows it give me this message

           A disk read error occurred

           Press ctrl+alt+del to restart

      But evety time i ave the same message.

       

      Can anyone help me with this?

      Thank you so much

        • 1. Re: A disk read error occurred
          Mikero Master
          VMware Employees

          Your C: drive in Windows might be corrupt...

           

          You can try a Windows Repair by following this KB:

          http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013846

           

          Otherwise, now is a good time to restore your backups...

           

          If that still fails, you can still try and access the data currently on the damaged virtual disk, assuming the disk itself is not corrupt.

          To do this:
          - Use Finder to navigate to your Home > Documents > Virtual Machines folder
          (Or from the Virtual Machine Library window, right-click the VM > click 'Show in Finder')
          - Right-Click your Virtual Machine file > click "Open with VMDKMounter"
          This should mount your disk just like any other .dmg, .iso, CD/DVD or USB drive
          Navigate to the newly mounted disk either in Finder or on the Desktop and within it should be the contents of your Guest OS.
          • 2. Re: A disk read error occurred
            zaidocram Enthusiast

            Hi Milkero,

             

            Thanks for trying to help but non of those could resolve my problem, if any other advise will be very apreciated.

             

            Thank you again

             

            Marco

            • 3. Re: A disk read error occurred
              Mikero Master
              VMware Employees

              If a Windows repair doesn't help, you'll need to restore your backups.

               

              You can mount the VM as a Mac volume to get your data out of it still, assuming the disk itself is not corrupt.

              To do this:
              - Use Finder to navigate to your Home > Documents > Virtual Machines folder
              - Hold Control on your keyboard and click (or Right-Click) your Virtual Machine file > click "Open with VMDKMounter"
              This should mount your disk just like any other .dmg, .iso, CD/DVD or USB drive
              Navigate to the newly mounted disk either in Finder or on the Desktop and within it should be the contents of your Guest OS.
              Alternatively, you can 'attach' it to your new VM as a secondary hard drive, so it shows up in Windows under My Computer as D: or E:
              To do this:
              - Power off the VM you want to attach the .vmdk to
              - Navigate to the Menu Bar > Virtual Machine > Settings
              - Click 'Hard Disks'
              - Click the '+' in the bottom left corner.
              - Click the dropdown beside 'File Name'
              - Browse to, and select, the .vmdk file you want to attach
              - Close the windows and launch the VM, check My Computer for the new drive.
              • 4. Re: A disk read error occurred
                zaidocram Enthusiast

                Hi,

                I flowed these:

                - Use Finder to navigate to your Home > Documents > Virtual Machines folder
                - Hold Control on your keyboard and click (or Right-Click) your Virtual Machine file > click "Open with VMDKMounter"
                But after the right click it only gave me the options of Open with "VMware Fusion Default 2.0" or "VMware fusion 1.1.3" and "other" in this last one i couldnt find the VMDKMounter eather
                Thank you for your help
                • 5. Re: A disk read error occurred
                  Mikero Master
                  VMware Employees

                  I can't remember off the top of my head if Fusion 2 had VMDKmounter, but I think it did... (I don't have it nearby to check, I apologize)

                   

                  Insetad of clicking 'Open With VMDKMounter', click 'Open With...' and browse to:

                  Mac HD > Library > Application Support > VMware Fusion

                  and choose VMDKMounter from there.

                   

                  You may need to install MacFUSE from here first:

                   

                  http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/downloads/list

                  • 6. Re: A disk read error occurred
                    zaidocram Enthusiast

                    hi,

                     

                    Sorry for keep on buthering,

                     

                    I installed the Macfuse and brows the manu of "opene with" but still can not find it