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convert copy of xp drive to bootable vmware image

I have an xp drive that won't boot into xp.
I was able to connect it to another machines as a slave.
I used Super Flexible File Synchronizer to copy all files from that drive into a folder on another drive.
Now I am wondering if there is a way to take that new folder and somehow convert it into a vmware .vhd ?

Any ideas?

Thanks, Kevin.
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Oh, and the tool to use is vCenter Converter Standalone:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/4_0
And here's the Guide on how to do a conversion:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/converter_standalone_guide401.pdf (see beginning on pg. 38).

~coolsport00
What I meant to say was do a P2V of the "whole physical computer" the folder is on. :)

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Thanks for the input.  Probably going to reformat when I have the time...