P2V failing

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I have a windows 2000 server, SP4 with update rollup 1 version 2, that keeps failing at 97% during the P2V process with Converter Standalone. Can you make sense of the log file and determine what the problem might be?
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Few issues!
1) Looks like your physical machine has some bad sectors on the hard drive
2) It can't copy some files since they are in use.
It is always a good idea to shutdown all I/O intensive services/applications on the Server when you do the P2V. Ideally the P2V should be done while the physical machine is offline (that is you boot of a vmware converter CD) but since that is not possible if you don't have the enterprise version, make sure things like file services, databases, etc are switched off . Then try again.
Hope this helps!
Run a chkdsk /F and defrag before the P2V.



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