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Is there a way to recover a corrupt vmware hard drive?

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I have vmware server 1.08 running on windows server 2003.

I had to restart the host server so I shut down all the vm's (gracefully) and then rebooted the host server.

After the reboot, one of the vm's refuses to start.  It says it doesn't recognize the hard drive as valid.

Obviously it got corrupted.  Is there a way to restore it, or at least get some data off of it?

Thanks.
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You may want to check where the vmdk file is pointing. I have had sometimes the disk pointers get messed up and it points to files in another directory after a reboot.
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You mean in the settings of the vm, see what the path to the hard disk file is?
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