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troubleshooting Question

vCenter Converter (P2V) converting errors.

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Hi, We are having a problem with converting our physical machine to virtual using VMware vCenter.

Our version of vCenter is the Converter Standalone version 4.0.1 build 161434. The converter is installed on a networked local machine, connecting via i.p. address to the source and target computer.

The Server we are having problems with is a front-end exchange server running:

Windows server 2003.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus V 6
Microsoft Exchange 2003.

The following is an example of the error that occurs:

FAILED at 95%.
FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible.

Here is the log highlights:

Completed cloning volume 'C:'.
Updating the boot sectors on the target machine.
Updating drive letters for the target volume layout.
Starting reconfiguration.
Processing the reconfiguration datastore.
Error: Reconfiguration failed.

We have the "Synchronize changes that occur during cloning" set to "Yes".

Has anyone had this problem before? What can be causing this problem?

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