VMWare Workstation Linked Clone Disk will not mount, crashes program
Posted on 2012-08-21
I have a VMWare workstation 8 machine using a linked clone file. I tried to copy the vmdk clone file and its parent to a new machine. Something failed terribly. Now, when i try to start the virtual machine, the VMWare program just crashes and changes the virtual hard disk to blank in the configuration. If i try to re-install the disk after it is deleted from the config, i get the error 'the file specified is not a virtual disk'. If i try to mount the disk, i get an 'error reading volume informaion, please select another disk file.' I tried running the vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -R command, and it found some errors, but it is still not working. Please help me repair this so i can get my cloned disk back up and working again. Thank you in advance.