Image broken VHD to disk
Posted on 2011-03-03
Is there a way to image a broken XP Mode VDH onto a hard disk so I can get at it with an XP CD?
I have a Win7 XP Mode VHD with XP SP3 on it. It won't boot because it has a missing or corrupt HAL.DLL.
I've mounted a working VHD with the same level OS and copied its hal.dll and its dependent files to the broken VHD but the broken one still won't boot (same error hal.dll)
I think I can fix this if I could boot natively to the broken VHD but Win 7 doesn't support booting to an XP VHD.
Any ideas? If there isn't a way to image the broken VHD onto a disk, maybe I can somehow use the working (but virgin) VHD? Xcopy the Windows folder from the working one to the broke one...?
The broken VHD has a specific development setup, which will take a few days to recreate and test. I'd like to avoid that!