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Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible

Posted on 2013-06-11
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I'm trying to clone a Windows 2008 server. In the past server was loaded on this computer twice. I believe it was reinstalled at some point which maybe causing the issue. Everything I try to convert it, it fails at 97% with  Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible. I try to boot the virtual but it blue screens. I've tried everything from modifying the boot with bcdedit  on the virtual to using windows 7 to inspect the startup and nothing has worked. Below is the output of BCD Edit from the source physical PC. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Also, if you need additional info please let me know. I appreciate any help provided.

I used converter 5.0

Thank You,
Paul





C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  unknown
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {e17917dd-c8fe-11e0-87c1-d16aa8c1cf3a}
resumeobject            {e17917dc-c8fe-11e0-87c1-d16aa8c1cf3a}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e4553c39-cdb6-11e0-b90f-806e6f6e6963}
nx                      OptIn

C:\Windows\system32>
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have you tried the latest 5.1


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also our you performing a standard conversion, with no changes, e.g. drive sizes, install vmware tools etc

at 97% it's performing some Customization, which you've asked it to do maybe?
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Only change is making the drive size smaller. Nothing else.
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How does the source configuration look? Can you take a screen shot of Windows Disk Management on source machine and post it here?
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attachment of drives
drive.bmp
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complete a conversion with changing the size.
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tried both
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The drive configuration looks ok. Try to do P2V Copy woth Hard Disk Manager 12 by Paragon. I never had any problem with it doing conversion.
http://www.paragon-software.com/small-business/hdm-business/
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I removed all peripherals and it completed successfully. Network card etc.
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I solved my own issue.
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