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offline conversion always failed

Posted on 2011-02-25
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Hi experts,
I try to convert my win2003 server, but it always failes.
I have the log file if you can help me.
When I do it from the vcenter, it failed after 98% with :
methodfailed
The offline conversion stopps immediately after 1 %

Please help it is urgent.
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ID: 34983210
0. delete all temp files.
1. run chkdsk on the disk.
2. defragment the disk.

post the log file.

what are you converting to?

VMWare ?, and what is the datastore?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34983481
Here is the log log-offline-conversion.txt
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34983485
I did the chdsk, no bad sectors
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ID: 34983509
what about answers to the other questions?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 34983518
datastore you are converting to is too small.

File [Production01] is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore
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what size is the physical disk, or what size are you specifiying, and what size is your datastore, you are convertying to?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34983901
ok, we choosed now a different datastore with offline conversion.
Since now it is running at 22%.......
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34986309
it is still not working.
The conversion ends up with 100% but I still have the error: STOP 0x0000007B

We also tried this solution:

Windows 2003 (lsilogic and vmscsi)

To copy the appropriate disk controller driver from a working virtual machine with Windows 2003 installed:

   1.
      Power on the source for the conversion. The source can be physical or virtual.
   2.
      Power on a working virtual machine running Windows 2003.
   3.
      Copy the LSI Logic disk controller driver file located in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\symmpi.sys to the source for the conversion.
   4.
      Copy the VMware SCSI disk controller device driver file, if present, located in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\vmscsi.sys to the source for the conversion.
   5.
      Click Start > Run.
   6.
      Type regedit and press Enter.
   7.

      Browse to and export the following registry keys:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\symmpi

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\
      pci#ven_1000&dev_0030

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmscsi

      Note: The vmscsi service registry key may not exist if VMware Tools is not installed on the virtual machine.
   8.
      Import the registry keys from step 6 on to the conversion source.
   9.
      Restart the source to complete installation.
  10.
      Perform another conversion with VMware Converter.

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ID: 34986709
well the conversion is finishing this time.

trhis is another reason why it's causing a BSOD.

have you followed these conversion see Bestway article

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34991511
Ok, conversion now done.
We did it one drive by another one.
First C drive and then D drive.
The important thing was to have the Raid driver on a floppy disk.
It was not working, when we imported the the driver to the offline converter iso.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 34991516
But now I have another problem,
my DELL server PE1950 has no floppy disk.
And I have no floppy disk with usb connector.
How to solve this ?
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