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VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby skb07 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:23 pm

I have a legacy application running on WINDOWS2003 using VMWARE Workstation Pro 15. I have a requirement to convert the VM from VMWARE TO Hyper-V. I successfully converted the VMDK to VDH using Starwind V2V, there was no error during the conversion. I created the new VM in Hyper-V and attached the the converted disk and powered it on, it says "Unable to load operating system".

In VMWARE controller was SCSI but in Hyper-V default controller was IDE. I tried it with both the controller but same error. I also booted it to the DVD and went into the Windows repair and choose the option of command prompt and ran the following command: bootrec.exe /fixBoot , it said command successfully executed and rebooted the VM and same error. I tried the fixboot option with both IDE as well as SCSI controller.

Am I missing anything?
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby Oleg(staff) » Wed May 01, 2019 12:45 pm

Do you have VMware tools inside WINDOWS2003 VM?
If no, please try to install VMware tools and convert the VM.
Please remove VMware tools after VM start.
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby skb07 » Wed May 01, 2019 2:32 pm

Yes, VMware tools are installed except the video driver.
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby Oleg(staff) » Wed May 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Did you try with version 1 or version 2 VM on Hyper-V?
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby skb07 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:34 pm

I tried with Version 1 becuase guest OS is 2003.
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby Oleg(staff) » Thu May 02, 2019 7:53 am

And you used IDE controller in Hyper-V VM and made boot from disk option, am I right?
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby skb07 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:13 pm

Yes, you are correct. Actually, I tried both IDE as well as SCSI.
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby skb07 » Fri May 03, 2019 1:36 pm

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: VMDK to VDH converted but does not boot

Postby Oleg(staff) » Mon May 06, 2019 10:06 am

Unfortunately, WINDOWS 2003 is not supported by StarWind V2V Converter, I have already written about possible workarounds with VMware tools.
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