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VMware image stuck on w2k3 splash screen after successful P2V

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The problem i am having is after i have successfully P2Ved a running citrix server, I cannot boot to the vm image.
it will just hang on the w2k3 splash screen with the status bar running across from left to right.

has anyone had any experience with a problem like this who can pass on some knowledge or suggestions?

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thanks.
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by:coolsport00
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If you go into the VM's settings, what "Controller" does it say it has...IDE or SCSI? If IDE, change it to SCSI. See this KB on how to do so:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1016192

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by:mildogz
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Virtual device node adapter is SCSI 0.  looks like its already set to SCSI, is there any other settings that might need to be changed?

I am using vmware free server 2.0

Thanks.
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by:mildogz
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the controller is a scsi controller 0 LSI logic is this correct?
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by:coolsport00
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Yes...that's the right Controller....hmmm....

Take a look at these P2V troubleshooting tips, to see if they help resolve this:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004588

Let me know...

Regards,
~coolsport00
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by:PenguinN
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Can you boot in safe mode? Otherwise try to remove the vNIC from your VM, boot the machine and see what happens. If it boots install VMtools and power it down and then add the vNIC.
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by:mildogz
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no, that did not work. i cannot even boot to safemode. it just stays stuck on the safemode screen.
is it possible that the P2V did not go through successful, even though it said it did?
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Yes...it sure is. Something certainly have corrupted during the process. You can retry it, stopping any and all services where possible, A/V processes, etc....

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by:coolsport00
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Typo -> 'something certainly *COULD* have *gotten* corrupted....'
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by:mildogz
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ok, i'll try that, thanks for your help.
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by:mildogz
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do you mind if I contact you again if I have any other VM issues?
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Sure...just post here & I will see it...
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