mass storage not support by windows message when upgrading windows nt server to windows 2003 in vmware enviroment
Posted on 2007-07-26
I have a dell optiplex gx 520 with vmware loaded.
I install windows nt server sp6 on within the vmware enivorement as a P.D.C.
everything works fine.
I Decided to upgraded the virtual P.D.C to windows 2003 server.
when i ran the compatible test a MASS STORAGE ERROR was reported.
ERROR MESSAGE: YOU COMPUTER HAS A MASS STORAGE DEVICE
THAT IS NOT SUPPORT BY WINDOWS.
SETUP WAS UNABLE TO MIGRATE THE DRIVER FOR THIS DEVICE.
I attempted to force my way pass the message and succeed until the
the first reboot stage.
The dreaded blue screen of death ,
i attempted to restart the virtual machine
several times but on each occassion when the system attempts to boot into windows
2003 the same blue screen..
I do not have an special hardware on my host workstation in fact it is running
windows server 2000 for the last 3 years without any problem.
I am struck do not what else to do.