Error Converting physical to virtual - Windows 7 32 bit

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
I'm using the VMware vCenter Converter version 5 to convert a Windows 7, 32 bit machine from physical to virtual.  Destination type is a VMWare Workstation.  The conversion gets to 98% and fails with message "Failed: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible"

I've done some Googling and all I've been able to come up with is to modify the Boot.ini.  Can anyone shed some light on why this is happening and how I can resolve it?

Question by:themaids
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    did you specify any reconfiguration options?

    check the partitions, is there a hidden partition?

    Author Comment

    I tried to reconfigure but only options were things like COmputer Name, Product Key, Domain, etc.  If I look at the Disk/Volume Layout I see.

    Disk 1 - 279.36 GB
    (Volume 1) - 59.89 GB / 279.36 GB total <NTFS>
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    Accepted Solution

    try a basic P2V without re-configuration.

    Author Closing Comment

    Got it to work.  While configuring options I unchecked the System Restore volume under Data to Copy.  Then under Advanced options I unchecked "Remove System Restore checkpoints on destination," "Reconfigure destination virtual machine." That seemed to fix it.  Thanks.

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