P2V of Windows 7 Pro Machine
Posted on 2012-03-28
I am having a problem that maybe someone else had before and solved it (I hope so). I am making a virtual machine out of my physical machine (laptop). My OS is Windows 7 Professional (Hardware is Intel i5/ 4 Gbytes of RAM and 300 Gbytes Hard Drive). I use VMWare vCenter Stand Alone Client to make the P2V conversion to VMWare Workstation 7.0. I have tried multiple configurations changing amount of CPU cores and RAM but the result is always the same. The VM will give me a blue screen while booting up. Then it reboots automatically and when Windows boots up the second time, the option “Launch Startup Repair” is highlighted and, if select it, it takes you to Windows Boot Manager Screen with the Status: 0xc0000225 and the following Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. Of course, that path has not taken me anywhere close to success.
I also tried to use the installation disc to repair the startup but it hasn’t worked. Any help would be much appreciated.