P2V - Disk2Vhd error

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Under Windows 7 (x64) SP1, I'm trying to move my physical workstation to virtual (Hyper-V / Windows 2008R2) using Disk2Vhd 1.63.

Unfortunately, I receive an error : Error snapshotting volumes: The parameter is incorrect (1st attachement)

On the Event Viewer, there is another application error (2nd attachement)

After checking some articles, I tried to change the COM security settings wihout success.

Thanks for your future replies.

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And there is a technet article to identify the root cause of the event id 8194, hope these might help

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Problem is That you are using Same Drive for Snapshot and to snapshot

mins you create image of c drive itself in c drive change destination to other than c drive definitively  your Problem will be solved
Try downloading windows virtual PC and then try to convert your HD into VHD, then migrate the newly created VHD into your hypervisor. Or you can use Oracle VMbox as well.
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I've just tried using v1.0 of disk2vhd and you *can* create a VHD to the same disk (volume) you are snapshotting. Having said that, I think it's better to create a new partition or save to an external disk.

There's no need to capture the 100MB partition. It's for bitlocker - you can't use bitlocker in a VM, so I have a sneaking suspicion just unticking it will work; however I've seen someone saying you can't then boot the VHD. If so then you will need to fix the boot sector etc,


FYI: Windows 2012 doesn't create the silly 100MB partition so you won't have this problem.

None of the solutions works for me. Finally I could succeed to move my machine to VM by using Paragon Drive Backup which includes a P2V Copy by creating a full VM and not only moving P2V hard disks


None of the solutions works for me.

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