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VMWare ESXi P2V conversion - SCSI drivers?

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I have been fighting with a conversion of an NT4 physical server to an ESXi v3.5  VM for awhile now and I've gotten to a point where I've used Acronis TI to actually create a vmdk file that I can attach to a new VM with no disks assigned.

The problem occurs during boot when I get a BSoD and an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE stop error.  I found the following solution on VMWare's KB, but I want to make sure that making these registry changes won't cause my server to do anything crazy before I reconvert the machine (like not boot).  Any input on the effects of changing these registry settings would be much appreciated.

 To copy the appropriate disk controller driver from a working virtual machine with a Windows XP/2000/NT guest operating system:

      Power on the source for the conversion. The source can be physical or virtual.
      Power on a working virtual machine running a matching version of Windows.
      Copy the Buslogic disk controller device driver file located in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\buslogic.sys to the source for the conversion.
      Copy the VMware SCSI disk controller device driver file, if present, located in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\vmscsi.sys to the source for the conversion.
      Click Start > Run.
      Type regedit and press Enter.
      Browse to and export the following registry keys:




      Note: The vmscs i service registry key may not exist if VMware Tools is not installed on the virtual machine.

      Import the registry keys from step 6 on to the conversion source.
      Restart the source to complete installation.
      Perform another conversion with VMware Converter.
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