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ESX 3.5 Will not boot. The file specified is not a virtual disk (15)

This machine will not boot I am not sure what happened. I have attached the debug log file. I get a message The file specified is not a virtual disk

Any Ideas would be much appreciated.


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kumarnirmalCommented:
Is you ESX Host having sufficient RAM ?
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
Yes and there is no shortage of disk space.
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kumarnirmalCommented:
Was this VM working previously ? Was this migrated from any other ESX Version such as 2.5, 3.0,etc ?


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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
Yes it was work fine. No it was not a migration. I think it might have something to do with the snapshot that was taken during a backup with esXpress but I am not sure.  
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kumarnirmalCommented:
Was the snapshot deleted ? If you do not commit the snapshot, the VM might not boot.

The nice way of recovering the VM is by using VMware vConverter 4.0 and recover the VM to another destination such as a Windows Share
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
What do you do with it once you get it to a Windows Share.
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
It says unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine.
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kumarnirmalCommented:
I only suggested Windows Share so that the cloned VM may not be recovered to the original destination as the Source VM.
Could you please post the screenshots as to how you are doing the conversion ?
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
Here is the screen shot..

             Thanks!!
TEMP.gif
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kumarnirmalCommented:
What is the current status of the VM ? Is it powered off or suspended ?
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
Power off
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RickEpnetAuthor Commented:
Well from what I see here it looks like I am not going to be able to boot up this machine.

I restored the machine from a backup but I was missing a few days so I attach the virtual drive to another VM and then got the data off that way.

Thanks for trying...  :-)
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