trying to P to V windows xp workstation and it fails

Posted on 2013-01-17
Last Modified: 2013-01-26
I have been attempting to P to V and older Windows XP pro workstation, but it keeps failing telling me it "cannot create a snapshot" I have successfully P to V'd several devices in the past by downloading the VMWARE VCENTER CONVERTER STAND ALONE CLIENT but this is my first attempt to use it on an XP workstation. Is the procedure different? I have even tried download the stand alone client on the local PC and tried to run the application locally, but I still get the same error; "FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code:
2147754776 (0x80042318)."

All advice on how to troublshoot this is welcome
Question by:Thor2923
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See this VMware Community thread, which posts a MS KB on how to resolve. Also, other troubleshooting/best practices following VMware KB:

Let me know if you still have an issue...

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This may also help -

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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please see my EE Articles

Your VSS is broken on your PC, this is sometimes very difficult to fix, although capturing the registry entries from another working XP computer can sometimes fix this.

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Ive had this problem I just used:

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition

converted the drives to ntfs and it worked fine.

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