Transferring/Moving a VHD from Windows Virtual PC

Hi guys, really hoping you can assist with this one!

In summary, have got a Win 7 Virtual PC which was running fine on another computer, but that hard drive crash.  The problem appears to be that this Virtual Machine was 'hibernated', not shut down.

As, have tried to follow the instructions from here:

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TransferringMovingAVHDFromWindowsVirtualPCWindowsXPModeToAnotherComputer.aspx

Indeed did have this problem:

...one of the parent hard disks is missing...

However, when I went through to try to 'modify' , i got the error that the Virtual hard disk file at D: is in use by another process or could not be found.

It cannot be found, because I don't have a D: drive on this new machine, with the new hard disk.

Can anyone else please assist us with a solution to get this up and running, as I don't want to recreate it all over again!

Thank you so much in advance!

Troy
troy_gAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

AnuroopsunddCommented:
Click on the virtual machine and then click settings button. remove the d drive that you do not have...
vm.JPG
0
troy_gAuthor Commented:
thanks so much for your response and sorry for maybe missing the obvious, but from the screen where this shows ( below ) there isn't an option to remove the D drive that i can see; am in in the wrong place??

screen shot
0
troy_gAuthor Commented:
and here is the error screen i am having when clicking on 'modify' :

VHD moving error
0
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

AnuroopsunddCommented:
reboot. and retry to modify.. just do not start the virtual machine..
0
troy_gAuthor Commented:
thanks, tried that, but still unfortunately getting same issue!

is there another guide i can use to transfer the following files?  Confirming these are the only ones i have... :

screen shot of VHD files...
0
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
You can NOT merge the disk UNTIL the virtual machine is shut down.    If it's currently in a hibernation state, you need to start the machine;   THEN shut it down (as detailed in the link you already posted);  and THEN you can do the merge.

If the VM was stored on D:, and the hypervisor (Virtual PC) is "looking" for the components there, you'll need to provide a D: drive.    You can either re-partition your drive (use Disk Management to shrink the current C: partition;  then create a new drive in the resulting unpartitioned space and assign the letter D: to that drive);  or simply attach an external USB drive and assign it as D:

... you may have to do the former, as I'm not sure if Virtual PC will allow a VHD to be on an external drive.
0
AnuroopsunddCommented:
you can copy to some other system which have d drive..
VHD works on USB drives tooo..
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
troy_gAuthor Commented:
thanks so much guys, worked a treat!  Troy
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Virtualization

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.